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Mali war: Blowback and mission creep

Would you buy a used war from this man? Defence Minister MacKay announces Canada's "one week" commitment to the war in Mali.

The West’s intervention to overthrow Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 was one of the triggers of the current war in Mali, and as Canada’s role in Mali slowly grows, the danger of being drawn further into a spreading West African conflict also grows.