Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:00 PM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
U.S. sharing intel on Mali with France, eyes more support
(Reuters) - The United States is sharing information with French forces battling al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Mali and is considering providing logistics, surveillance and airlift capability as well, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.
"We have made a commitment that al Qaeda is not going to find anyplace to hide," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters on his plane as he began a week-long tour of European capitals.
Just as the United States pursued militants affiliated with al Qaeda to northern Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, "we have a responsibility to make sure that al Qaeda does not establish a base for operations in North Africa in Mali," he said.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/us-mali-rebels-pentagon-idUSBRE90D0YW20130114
US has 'responsibility' to support French offensive in Mali, says Panetta
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/277063-us-has-responsibility-to-support-french-offensive-in-mali-says-panetta-#ixzz2HzuPxjwy
US military preparing to support French forces in Mali
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/14/us-military-preparing-to-support-french-forces-in-mali/#ixzz2HzuaTskm
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|Arctic Dave||Jan 2013||#5|
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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:49 PM
Arctic Dave (13,812 posts)
5. And yet we are OK with giving supoport to AQ for Syria.
I see Obama uses the same pattern as bush used.
Everytime you want to drop bombs just scream AQ and fire away.