President Barack Obama will make his case for U.S. involvement in Libya to an anxious public Monday night, while officials offered assurances that military action there does not set a precedent for how the U.S. will handle similar uprisings throughout the Middle East.


White House aides were reluctant to spell out details of Obama's speech, set for 7:30 p.m. EDT Monday.


President Barack Obama will make his case for U.S. involvement in Libya to an anxious public Monday night, while officials offered assurances that military action there does not set a precedent for how the U.S. will handle similar uprisings throughout the Middle East.

White House aides were reluctant to spell out details of Obama's speech, set for 7:30 p.m. EDT Monday.