January 17, 2013

U.S. in the Dark over Mali Jihadists

Mazzetti & Schmitt, New York Times

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As Islamic militants methodically carved out a base in the desert of northern Mali over the past year, officials in Washington, Paris and African capitals struggling with military plans to drive the Islamists out of the country agreed on one principle: African troops, not European or American soldiers, would fight the battle of Mali.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Mali

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