Comments for: France’s action in Mali gives US welcome breathing space

Posted Jan. 18, 2013, at 4:19 p.m.

It took the fear that Mali’s capital would fall to Islamic militants for the United States and France to part agreeably on the question of intervention. France has sent troops; the U.S. won’t, though it will help in other ways. That’s an appropriate division of labor, given the different stakes …

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