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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

U.S. to Help Create an Elite Libyan Force to Combat Islamic Extremists


“The Obama administration quietly won Congress’s approval last month to shift about $8 million from Pentagon operations and counterterrorism aid budgeted for Pakistan to begin building an elite Libyan force over the next year that could ultimately number about 500 troops. American Special Operations forces could conduct much of the training, as they have with counterterrorism forces in Pakistan and Yemen, American officials said.” (New York Times)

If there’s one thing this region has been lacking, it’s elite forces specially trained to combat resistance to the prevailing regimes.

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