U.S. Considers Advisory Mission to Train Libyan Security Forces

The United States military is considering an advisory mission to train Libyan security forces, aiming to create a force of 5,000 to 7,000 conventional soldiers and a separate specialized counterterrorism unit, according to the top officer at the United States Special Operations Command.

Adm. William H. McRaven said no final decisions had been made about a training mission to support Libya, where militia violence has increased in recent days. It has not been decided which nations would be involved or where the training would take place, officials said, but the overall mission would be organized by the military’s Africa Command.

Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/world/africa/us-weighs-mission-to-train-libyan-forces.html.

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