Three months in, here’s what’s at stake in Canada’s Mali mission
Canada took nearly two years to find a lower-risk task among an unappealing list of UN operations. But lower risk doesn’t mean zero risk.
A Canadian air crew finishes refuelling a Griffon helicopter at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali, on Aug. 5. Canadians arrived in Mali to set up Canada's mission there in June, and were ready to do medevac missions in August. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Master Cpl. Jennifer Kusche