So much for no western ground troops on the ground in Libya. It looks like Britain is sending in ten military advisors to help train the brave but famously disorganized Libyan rebels in the face of an onslaught by Gadhafi's forces that weeks of NATO air strikes have not been able to halt.
This comes as France is doing the same thing; apparently, the Brits will bolster the French troops in their mission of aiding the rebels. The ground troops are apparently going to stay in Benghazi and will train the rebels on logistics and intelligence matters not advice them in actual combat. Here's the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking on the matter:
"The [UK] National Security Council has decided that we will now move quickly to expand the team already in Benghazi to include an additional military liaison advisory team,” Hague said.Let's hope the British troops, who Hague described as very experienced officers, will arrive with less fanfare than this SAS team did a little while back.