Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations | August 23, 2011
With Libya on the verge of ousting Gaddafi, the rebels cannot allow tribal divisions to tear their leadership apart. ++ To support a peaceful transition of power, the outside world should be prepared to send, “at the very least”, military and police advisers and perhaps “several thousand” troops to Libya. ++ This would be “costly and risky”, but far less so than a Libyan government not in control of its own territory. ++ NATO, the EU and the UN must work with the African Union and the Arab League to ensure a speedy international response.