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In a rare show of national unity, the French are rallying behind President François Hollande's decision to intervene militarily in the Malian conflict. Here's a look at the historical and political forces at play.
This was not how the international intervention in Mali was supposed to go down.
Mali formally requested military assistance from France. This morning Francois Hollande obliged.
For the mission to be successful, AFISMA needs to be equipped and well trained; the Malian army needs to regroup; and Malian politics needs to stabilize.
Dioncounda Traore, the interim president of Mali, requests ECOWAS military assistance: logistics, training, equipment, aerial support - but no ground troops.
The election of Socialist Francois Hollande to the French presidency ushers in a new era for France, and for Europe.