We could never have adequate protection in Libya as we did in Iraq and Afghanistan under our current circumstances.
I don't want to post the whole article, but another part states:For the State Department, the security situation in Libya came down in part to the question of whether it was a war zone or just another African outpost. Even though the country was still volatile after the bloody rebellion that ousted Moammar Khadafy, the State Department did not include Libya on its list of dangerous postings that are high priority for extra security resources.
But given the Libyan edict banning the contractors, the Obama administration was eager to reduce the US footprint there. After initially soliciting bids from major security companies for work in Libya, State Department officials never followed through.