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Obama to speak on Libya Monday evening

Libyan rebel fighters prepares an anti-aircraft machine gun at a check point near the key city of Ajdabiya on March 23, 2011 as government forces have encircled the town.
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Rebel fighter mans anti-aircraft gun near Ajdabiya, Libya
Libyan rebel fighters prepares an anti-aircraft machine gun at a check point near the key city of Ajdabiya on March 23, 2011.
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President Obama will address the nation on the Libya offensive on Monday night at 7:30 p.m., CBS News has learned. Speaking from the National Defense University, Mr. Obama plans to outline why he made the decision to get the United States involved and how he approached the decision.

The White House expects the full transfer of leadership in the operation to be underway by the time of the speech.

CBSNews.com will have full coverage of the speech on Monday.