As the intervention failed to properly deal with destabilising tribal forces in the country, prolonging the intervention would only lead to further costs to the coalition countries, coalition forces should have therefore instigated a full scale invasion. The main reason toppling Gaddafi was so destabilising for the country was that “each militia, each religious community, each ethnic group rebels against the other, [making] every region ... a minefield” . NATO should have therefore extended the mission in Libya, which could have helped stop the interim government from utilising and paying militias, and instead could have disarmed them, although the Iraq invasion is often seen as a military disaster itself, it could have arguably been a more effective solution in Libya.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a US congress funded organisation aimed at building peace in situations of violent conflict, have been stationed in Libya since 2011 with the aim of building a foundation for peace in the country. USIP concentrate their efforts on conflict resolution, dialogue, and establishing the rule of law at local levels in Libya’s most conflict heavy regions. This however would have been more effectively achieved following a full military intervention with the overseeing of civilian elections and disarmament of local militias.