U.S. forces preparing for trouble in Libya

WASHINGTON – Several hundred U.S. Marines have been moved into position to rapidly respond to possible violence in Libya, according to a Department of Defense official.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told WTOP it’s a “prudent measure” after the arrest of Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli, Libya which triggered diplomatic protests claiming the U.S. violated Libya’s sovereignty when he was arrested.

The official said 200 Marines attached to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF Crisis Response), currently based at Mor

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