White House Mulls How to Strike Over Libya Attack by Kimberly Dozier and Rukmini Callmachi, Associated Press.
The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali - if investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya.
U.S. Rushes to Help Create Commando Force in Libya by Eric Schmitt, New York Times.
The Pentagon and State Department are speeding up efforts to help the Libyan government create a commando force to combat Islamic extremists like the ones who killed the American ambassador in Libya last month and to help counter the country’s fractious militias, according to internal government documents.