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  • Americans tour base to recruit Libyan anti-militant force: commander (Benghazigate!!)

    11/06/2012 7:11:22 PM PST · by haffast · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Nov 6, 2012 2:22pm EST | Hadeel Al Shalchi
    (Reuters) - U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits for a commando force which they plan to train to fight militants, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday. There was no immediate U.S. comment. After a wave of anti-American violence in the Arab world in September during which the U.S. ambassador to Libya died in an Islamist militant attack, President Barack Obama took measures to improve the security of U.S. diplomatic installations in the region. A team of about 10 Americans from the embassy in Tripoli visited a paramilitary base in...
  • AP: U.S. replaces lost Libyan ambassador

    10/11/2012 11:08:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/11/12 | politico
    The AP reports that the State Department has sent a temporary replacement to the U.S. mission in Libya, after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed last month. Laurence Pope,a career foreign service officer, will take charge of the mission until the Senate confirms a new permanent ambassador. no excerpt just this statement