January 29th, 2013
08:05 AM ET

Britain ready to send troops to train Mali military, defense chief says

The United Kingdom is prepared to deploy up to 40 troops to a European Union military training mission in Mali, and up to 200 troops as trainers in English-speaking West African countries, British Defense Minister Philip Hammond told lawmakers in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    How wonderful to help the Mali military!
    Rule, Britannia!

    January 29, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Train Mali troops, sure.
    Good morning@JI-F.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    "US seeking drone bases in Africa eyes base near Mali"
    US official" Mali intervention can take several years"
    "Britain considering size able troops in Mali"
    "France considering pull out".

    January 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Iraq, Afghanistan,Yemen, Pakistan,Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Algeria, on and on.
    Viva intervention.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |