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January 16, 2013

What Would Ground Combat and U.S. Involvement in Mali Look Like?

The subject of this post was brought on by something I read this morning on a news article. To quote the article:

By fighting alongside Malian forces, “France is signing a death warrant for French people around the world, opening the gates of hell,” Hamaha said. “This will be a long war…more dangerous than Afghanistan and Iraq.”


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  • JohnPacheco

    thanks for mali in the middle of the u.s it really helped lol

  • JohnPacheco

    thanks for mali in the middle of the u.s it really helped lol

  • Txazz

    Another report today, Sunday. ALGIERS, Algeria –  The death toll from the bloody terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed to at least 81 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the complex for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured they could not immediately be identified, a security official said. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/20/clinton-calls-hostage-siege-act-terror-after-american-dies-in-algerian-raid/#ixzz2IXtRkd8U

  • RedWanderer

    For anyone keeping up with Islamist Militant leadership in Africa, here's a recent unconfirmed report:   ......believed to be among the 32 dead militants in Algeria was their leader, Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, a Nigerien close to al Qaeda-linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, presumed mastermind of the raid.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/20/algeria-hostages-death-toll_n_2514834.html?utm_hp_ref=world

  • JackMurphyRGR

    I agree with Iassen but would add that where the enemy masses their forces it could prove useful to conduct Platoon and Company static line insertions, basically fire force tactics as practiced by the RLI.