Mali mission reminiscent of Afghanistan
The safe bet now is that Mali will be the ultimate destination for our blue-helmet offering. But if Canadian troops had no luck with nation-building in a divided Afghanistan, why would we do the same in the Sahara?
A rocket-hit container is pictured after an attack during which six peacekeepers from Guinea were killed and others injured at a UN peacekeeping camp in Kidal, Mali, on Feb. 13. UN photograph by Marco Dormino