Democracy Now: Report: U.S. to Help Build Elite Anti-Militia Force in Libya


The New York Times is reporting the Pentagon and State Department are speeding up efforts to help the Libyan government create an elite commando force to help counter the country’s fractious militias. Under the plan, U.S. Special Operations Forces would train about 500 Libyan troops. According to a Pentagon document, the Libyan commando force will be designed to “counter and defeat terrorist and violent extremist organizations.” On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assumed responsibility for last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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~ by wheresthemic on October 16, 2012.

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