By JAVIER MANJARRESCould the U.S. be getting involved in another overseas conflict to fight Islamist fundamentalism? This could very well be the case, according to U.S. Senator John McCain, who is visiting the Saharan country of Mali.
French and African nation forces have been fighting the Islamist rebels that had laid seige to Mali since January of this year, and now France is looking to significantly draw down its 4000 or so troops, and replace them with more African and Malian army troops by years end.
McCain said that the U.S. government is open to lend support to the African country, and is ready to support French and allied military forces with presumable military “equipment, training, and technology.”
“We will work with the French forces, assess the French and allied forces on the ground, and see to what extent we can provide equipment, training, and technology to rid Mali of these rebels which include al Qaeda”- Sen. John McCain, Reuters
McCain did not say if U.S. military advisors or troops would be sent to Mali, but it is fair to assume, as has been the case in past conflicts, ‘U.S. advisors’, or Special Operators would have to be on the ground to train military troops about guerrilla and unconventional warfare.Share and “Like” the story below.
U.S. Military Looks to Enter Another Overseas Confict