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It is hard to talk about what the international community should do in Libya without reflecting first on how both it and Libya got into the situation in which they find themselves today.These were the best of the bad options, but defined the government's future scope of movement on the security sector, while NTC and General National Congress politicians accepted and sometimes promoted multiple, competing security entities on the state payroll for political reasons.It should also be well-coordinated with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and the Libyan government.Even the most developed states contain profound political divisions, but such debates must be housed within institutions that can accommodate them without politicians or local communities' resorting to allies in the security sector, as has variously happened in Libya's debates over political isolation, federalism, Islamism, army and police reform, and the role of the prime minister.
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