The bigger question is not why France decided to intervene in Mali, but why America has held off

From Africa is a Country Wed Jan 30 2013, 22:58:34

Stephen W Smith in The London Review of Books: The bigger question is not why France decided to intervene but why America has held off. Is it simply imperial overstretch and war-weariness? That seems a little thin, given the hue and cry in Washington about 'ungoverned spaces' and 'terrorist safe havens'. After all, the Sahara [...]

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