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MILITARY AID U.S. to Set Up Libyan Commando Force Mahmud Turkia / AFP / Getty Images

U.S. to Set Up Libyan Commando Force

The United States has set aside approximately $8 million to help Libya establish a quick-reaction commando force designed to take on Islamic extremists. Last month Congress approved the Obama administration’s plan to shift the money from counterterrorism aid to Pakistan to Libya, and American Special Operations Forces are expected to conduct the training. The program was in the works before Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed in Benghazi. The final plan hasn’t been approved, and many details, including the size and mission of the new unit, still need to be determined.

October 15, 2012 8:29 PM