The U.S. calls air strikes on Libya

While a lot of students were taking a break from the everyday hustle and bustle major events were changing the world.

The devastating events in Japan was one, but another significant event is the United States taking military action to stop the attacks on civilians in Libya.

President Obama issued a no-fly zone over Libya, the greatest gamble of his presidency.

The no-fly zone was put in place stop the brutal airstrikes Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi had been executing on Libyan cities.

Qaddafi, who had been in power for 40 years, had lost power of the eastern side of the country in February. At the beginning of March, Qaddafi forces began trying to take back some eastern oil cities and the United Nations stepped in and authorized the use of force to protect civilians.

On March 19, America and European countries began to send out strikes against the Qaddafi government.

Opinions have been split as to whether Obama should have involved the United States with military actions, and these past events have even been compared to those of the Iraq war in 2001.

On Friday, March 25, NATO agreed to take command of the no-fly zone and the campaign to protect Libyan civilians.