German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle(Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle
(Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany’s Mali Mission

October 24, 2012  •  From
Germany’s readiness to confront radical Islam in Mali is a whiff of things to come.

In early 2011, when America, Britain and France mustered a coalition to provide military assistance to rebels in Libya fighting to overthrow Muammar Qadhafi, Europe’s largest and most powerful country refused to participate. Germany sat idly by as its Western partners trotted off to war.

What a contrast Germany’s approach to Libya was compared to its current approach to Mali.

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