US military to train up to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by midyear

RT News

The Pentagon is set to begin training 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by mid-2014 to solidify the nation’s security forces, according to the head of US Africa Command. Gen. David Rodriguez told reporters Thursday that the US is planning a 24-week training program to aid Libyan security forces still in disarray since the US-backed ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The General also expressed concern over another potential attack similar to the siege at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in September that killed 67 people.  

He described the effort as a partnership with the United Nations, the African Union and other international groups. In addition, Rodriguez said the US may provide additional airlift assistance in the South Sudan where violence has killed over 1,000 people and displaced many more.

3 thoughts on “US military to train up to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by midyear

  1. Just wait, it will get even better soon. There has been a civilian contract company in Iraq teaching the Iraqi Army how to use our M1 tanks for several years. Now the Iraqi Army has our tanks and don’t tell me that Iran hasn’t received some from the Iraqi Troops.
    Libya will be next. They will start exporting M1 tanks to Libya to continue to enrich the corporate war machine at our expense.
    Saudi, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt have been using our tanks and now Libya will.
    And of course our government will have to award a contract to a company to go over and train and maintain all of the new equipment.

  2. Yes and instead of the military having the balls to say NO! and arresting the treasonous filth in our government and White House and defending their oath to the Constitution by protecting our country and its people, they ridiculously continue to train our enemies so that it will be that much harder to get rid of them when the time comes.


    Those who knowingly participate in this, all ought to be hanged for high treason along with the rest of the bastards in government.

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