US Marine anti-terrorism team heads to Libya – boots on the ground

On September 12, 2012 by stratagem

Update – Source CNN: U.S. planning to use drones to seek out Benghazi perpetrators

Source: Khaleej Times

The United States is deploying a US Marine anti-terrorism team to Libya to bolster security after a deadly attack on its consulate in Benghazi, a US defense official said Wednesday.

“The Marines are sending a FAST (Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team) team to Libya,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

The decision to move the roughly 50-member unit to Libya comes after Washington’s ambassador to Tripoli and three other Americans were killed when a mob stormed the US consulate in Benghazi. The crowd had been angered over an amateur American-made film mocking Islam, after video clips from the movie had been posted on the Internet.

President Barack Obama quickly ordered increased security at US diplomatic posts around the world, while slamming Tuesday’s deadly assault in Benghazi  which coincided with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States.

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