EU Proposal to Send Soldiers to Libya Met With Skepticism

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini wants the EU to consider sending soldiers to Libya to back up a potential national unity government but the plan has met with skepticism from EU governments worried about the risks. EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday will discuss whether to authorize Mogherini to draw up proposals for a possible mission to Libya in the event U.N.-brokered talks to resolve a political crisis there bear fruit. She has also suggested EU ships could help police an arms embargo. EU diplomats said Mogherini's plans would necessarily entail sending some European soldiers to Libya, where Islamic State militants have established a presence.