The NATO attack on Libya began with bombing strikes carried out by French warplanes, with American cruise missiles and Tomahawk missiles launched shortly afterwards against Libya’s air defenses. Col. Mommar Kadafy remains defiant, and has vowed to retaliate by releasing a flood of immigrants across the Mediterranean into Europe. He says the ceasefire is now canceled, and has renewed his offensive against Benghazi and other rebel strongholds. President Obama says that America’s role in this war will be limited, and that other countries will be in the lead.
Meanwhile, the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan seems to be improving. Power has been restored to two of the reactors, and plant workers are hoping to reconnect electric lines to the other four. The spent fuel rods are being drenched by water canons, some of them operated robotically, others by humans using fire engines. Although radiation has been discovered in some food products in the area of the plant, the level is negligible. Readings near the plant show occasional spikes, but overall the radiation level has dropped slightly.
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