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March 30, 2011

U.S. official: Obama authorized covert support for Libya rebels

Report of presidential 'finding' order comes after U.S. lawmaker says administration has not yet decided whether to arm rebels against Gadhafi.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/us_official_obama_authorized_covert_support_for_libya_rebels_20110330

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

Obama signed the order, known as a presidential “finding”, within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter.

Such findings are a principal form of presidential directive used to authorize secret operations by the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and the White House declined immediate comment.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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