Obama deploys troops to Libya and Yemen
The Obama administration announced today that it has sent security forces “equipped for combat” to Libya and Yemen to defend U.S. citizens and property.
According to a White House letter Friday, President Obama said he was “providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions”.
The letter goes on to say, “Although these security forces are equipped for combat, these movements have been undertaken solely for the purpose of protecting American citizens and property. These security forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed.”
More drones, more Marines and US warships equipped with Tomahawk missiles off the northern coast Libya were deployed.
Drones flew over Benghazi today, taking photos and inspecting locations of radical militant groups who are believed to have planned and staged the attack on the U.S. consulate on Tuesday.
However, according to a Wired Danger Room report Wednesday, the drones never actually left after the Libyan “war” was officially declared over nearly a year ago.
Pentagon spokesperson, Army Lt. Col. Steve Warren said, “Yes, we have been flying combat air patrols, or CAPs since the war ended.”
How many Americans knew of this?