NPR's Eric Westervelt, Rachel Martin, Scott Horsley, Tom Gjelten and Loren Jenkins provide analysis of the U.S. military strikes in Libya. On Saturday, European and American forces launched an attack on the country in order to enable the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya. President Obama said the goal is to protect the Libyan people from Moammar Gadhafi.
Though the Arab countries don't have the capability to play a major role in the military action against Libya, there is definitely consensus in support of it, Shadi Hamid, director of research for the Brookings Doha Center tells NPR's Guy Raz. "What we're seeing in the region now is this pro-democracy spirit," Hamid says. "And people want to be part of that."
There is progress being made in restoring power to the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, NPR's Richard Harris says. "Barring a crisis, the repairs they are working on should help them get control of the situation." Still, Harris told Guy Raz, though "we are a step or two back from the edge...a serious accident could really make a very different picture."