Matthew Mainen

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With the end imminent, the status of Libya's armed forces will become a prominent topic of discussion. Following the assassination of Gen. Abdel Fattah Younes, talk grew of the future of Libya's rebel militias. National Transitional Council (NTC) Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil immediately called on them to disband and join the NTC army, and recently, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, the rebel commander in Tripoli, said the disparate forces would be unified.

Despite expected knee-jerk reactions, nothing could be more promising for Libya's democratic future than official, regional militias (more appropriately referred to as army reserves in modern times) under the authority of provincial governments.…  Seguir leyendo »