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February 22nd, 2011
07:22 AM ET

Losing control, Libyan government cracks down on protesters

Libyan security forces cracked down on protests Monday, as unrest increased in the nation's second largest city, Benghazi. Meanwhile, Moammar Gadhafi insists he remains in Libya and in control.

CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend is a former Homeland Security Adviser to President Bush and has met Moammar Gadhafi and his son Saif. Townsend talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes about the security situation in Libya.

And, after two pilots fled to Malta seeking political asylum, will other members of the military follow suit? Townsend says to keep a close eye on the Libyan military.

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