re: So Obama is sending aide to help the French fight Al-Qaeda in Mali? (Posted on 1/22/13 at 10:32 am to RollTide1987)
Not sure about Mali, but we have been increasing our presence in West Africa for about 5 years now. West Africa is a huge stop for moving drugs from South America to Europe. Plus there are Islamic militant groups there, who allegedly are in cahoots with the drug lords there to make money.
I wouldnt be surprised to see some kind of kinetic military action there in the next several years.