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The United States and Libya have entered into discussions over ways to help rebuild the Libyan military, which the U.S. military considers essential to unify the country and bring rival militias under national control, according to a USA Today article.

The two countries have not yet reached an agreement but they any cooperation would not be on the scale of U.S. efforts to rebuild the militaries of Iraq and Afghanistan, the article said.

Most of Libya's military fell apart during the revolt that began with protests in February. Some units joined the rebel side while others fought alongside foreign mercenaries and bombed cities or broke under pressure from rebel forces.

According to the article, one of the options discussed was inviting Libyan officers attend U.S. staff colleges.

Read more at USA Today.

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