January 16, 2013
France Shoots First, Builds Coalition Later
Eric Morse, Ottawa Citizen
A big concern looming is that even with bases and forces in the area, France is not long on reserves or logistics. In the end any Western power but the United States has to fight in a coalition because it simply hasn’t the logistics weight to support a large and long deployment. Western nations, their African partners, and whoever else signs on will be in the unenviable position of having to craft a fighting coalition around a war already in progress.
TAGGED: Africa, Mali, France