Libya air strikes
Clinton, who was originally skeptical on whether to take military action on Libya, changed course to form an “unlikely alliance” with top administration aides who supported the intervention, and convinced the president to approve military strikes against the Libyan government. The secretary of state served a key role in the success of the NATO airstrikes.
With a visit to Tripoli in October 2011, Clinton was the first Cabinet-level American official to go to Libya following the ousting of the former leader.
Pictured: Clinton arrived to speak at the State Department in Washington on Sept. 12 on the deaths of Americans in Libya.