Dunford: U.S. Working With Libya to Assess Possible Needs in Counter-ISIL Fight
Discussions regarding a potential need for assistance from the United States by the Libyan GNA are outlined in a DOD Defense Media Activity news article. Quoting top US military and government officials, the piece notes various meetings and areas of concern regarding efforts to combat ISIS in Libya. Terrorism, migration, and security are among the present concerns along with adjustments to counter Russian aggression.
The United States is working with the interim Libyan government to see what help it might need in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
He said the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, has already met with U.S. Ambassador Peter W. Bodde and the U.S. special envoy for Libya, Jonathan Winer.
“They’ll meet with the Government of National Accord to see what requirements may exist from a security perspective and from an operations perspective,” the chairman said.
“The United States will also continue to hold out the possibility that Russia will assume the role of a constructive partner moving forward, not isolated and going backward in time as it appears to be doing today,” Carter said.
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