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Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in Paris on Jan. 22 with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of France’s defense staff to discuss planning for a joint operation against Islamic jihadists operating in Libya.
The two military leaders left no doubt about their shared views regarding extending the fight against ISIL to Libya. “It is fair to say,” noted Dunford, “we’re looking to take decisive military action in Libya.”
Neither military commander offered any specifics as to when or how their militaries would undertake operations in Libya.
Since the fall and subsequent death of former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, Libya has become a failed state with little central authority over most of the country.
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