January 18, 2021

Obama Authorizes Covert Operations in Libya. Will Army Special Forces Go?

Will Army Special Forces units be deployed in covert operations in Libya?  ABC News is reporting that Obama has authorized covert operations in Libya to support the anti-Ghadafi rebel opposition forces.

Will Army Special Forces be deployed to Libya?

Will Army Special Forces be deployed to Libya?

While this presidential authorization does not direct covert operations at this time, or for weapons or other arms to be supplied to the rebel forces, what this presidential authorization does is to provide the president with these options.

While Army Special Forces are engaged in missions around the globe, will they be deployed to Libya to aid the rebels?

If Special Forces unites are deployed to Libya, will they be there in advisory roles, or in a combat capacity?