US military gearing up for upcoming Libya mission: Dunford

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The US military is in a “period of intense dialogue” with the Libyan government and may deploy troops and equipment to the troubled North African country “any day” now, says the US military’s top general.

Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments on Thursday, on his way back to the US from the Belgian capital city of Brussels, where he met with military chiefs from NATO nations.

“There’s a lot of activity going on underneath the surface,” Dunford said. “We’re just not ready to deploy capabilities yet because there hasn’t been an agreement. And frankly, any day that could happen.”

The general noted that some NATO members were interested in the mission. However, the specifics of the mission remain unclear at this point.

The operation will assumingly focus on training and equipping militant groups loyal to Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, the leader of the new Libyan Government of…

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