US Mali

January 17, 2013 - 3:33 AM
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013 file photo, French troops in two armored personnel carriers drive through Mali's capital Bamako on the road to Mopti. The Obama administration has declared it cannot accept new terrorist sanctuaries in Mali or anywhere else and has promised to support French and African efforts to restore security. Yet after almost a year of disorder in the West African nation, Washington is still keeping the conflict at arm’s length. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)