[Ed. – The MSM always write these stories as if the military thought up the concept of having a military plan for Libya. That’s not how it works. If the military was planning for ops in Libya, it’s because Obama told them to. Now he’s changed his mind. Probably for the best, since he’s a disaster as commander in chief. I don’t want to see one more American service member get so much as a paper cut trying to carry out his unexecutable policies.]
Despite the growing threat from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya, the Obama administration has turned down a U.S. military plan for an assault on ISIS’s regional hub there, three defense officials told The Daily Beast.
In recent weeks, the U.S. military—led by its Africa and Special Operations Commands—have pushed for more airstrikes and the deployment of elite troops, particularly in the city of Sirte. The hometown of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the city is now under ISIS control and serving as a regional epicenter for the terror group.
The airstrikes would target ISIS resources while a small band of Special Operations Forces would train Libyans to eventually be members of a national army, the officials said. …
But those plans have since been put on the back burner.
“There is little to no appetite for that in this administration,” one defense official explained.