Libya: How to Train the Rebels?

Friday, April 08, 2011

Libyan rebel fighters hold a rocket propelled grenade launcher (RPG) as a pro Kadhafi fighter jet fly over the eastern oil port city of Ras Lanuf on March 11, 2011. (Roberto Schmidt/Getty)

Britain has been trying to convince Arab countries to start training the rebels in Libya. They want to hire private security companies, made up of former Special Forces troops, to aid them, arguing that the disorganized rebels are in no condition to take the country on their own without military guidance. But can a small group of CIA agents or Navy Seals really whip such a ragtag group into shape without better weapons?

Joining The Takeaway is former Navy Seal Tait Reimers, who says that Special Forces can teach the rebels how to work together to be a force on their own accord.

Guests:

Tait Reimer

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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