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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:00 PM

U.S. sharing intel on Mali with France, eyes more support

Source: Reuters

(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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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #2
24601 Jan 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #4
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #5
Pterodactyl Jan 2013 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:02 PM

1. Here's where we get sucked in.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:05 PM

2. I actually picked this up from the Sky News ticker

which said the Pentagon was supplying forces to help train the Malian army.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:14 PM

3. I may be wrong, but isn't training Mali forces HIA because of their coup?

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Response to 24601 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:27 PM

4. They handed back power

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:49 PM

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.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:45 PM

6. Obama = Bush = ...

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