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U.S. May Provide Logistics, Intelligence Support in Mali

U.S. military assistance to French troops fighting Islamic militants in Mali is likely to be limited to logistics and intelligence support, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

“I don’t want to go into all the particulars, but it suffices to say that it’s basically in three areas we’re looking at,” Panetta told reporters today en route to Lisbon, where is beginning a visit to European capitals. “One is, provide limited logistical support; two, provide intelligence support; and three, provide some airlift capabilities.”