Marines and sailors from Eastern Carolina were authorized back in August to help revolutionaries in Libya keep Moammar Gadhafi's army from killing innocent civilians.
President Barack Obama mentioned Thursday afternoon military support from the U.S.will continue. That is just what political science professors at East Carolina University expected. While Libya is a country known for its oil, it may not have a big impact on the prices at the pumps just yet. Professors say, European companies usually buy the oil from Libya and then sell it to the U.S. so it could take time before it trickles down to you at the gas station.
"It's very limited economic implications for the U.S., but it has overall more security implications for Europe first and by consequence for the U.S.," said ECU Political Science Professor Dr. Jalil Roshandel.
Roshandel says our government may have to continue to help Libya restore calm and order for months to come. He adds, national security is where we can see the most difference as weapons and missiles in Libya will less likely end up in the wrong hands.