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Is It Time to Arm Anti-Islamic State Militias in Libya?

By multiple accounts, Islamic State (IS) militants are getting stronger in Libya, where, according to U.S. intelligence, their ranks have doubled to about 6,500. With Libyan politicians unable to form a unity government, some analysts say local militias are the best hope for stopping the radical Islamists, who recently secured a stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte. “In Libya there are many such forces who oppose ISIS, but these forces and a coalition of...

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