LA Times: White House, Pentagon in dispute over Mali war

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January 19, 2013 13:28

 
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The White House and the Pentagon are divided on the desired extent of US involvement in the conflict in Mali following the French intervention in the country and the hostage crisis at the gas complex in neighboring Algeria, the LA Times reported on Friday.

While US official don't view the militants in Mali as an imminent threat to the US, top Pentagon officials and army officers believe aggressive US military action in Mali is needed to prevent the extreme militant groups from taking over the country.

Aides of US President Barack Obama, however, said it's unclear whether the Mali militants threaten the US. Those aides said they did not want the US to be drawn into another long-running conflict, similar to past conflicts in Afghanistan.

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