VOA reports that French troops are increasingly "tied down" in Malian counter-insurgency operations. Paris has expressed determination to prevent exactly such a dynamic from emerging, and has committed to quickly extracting its troops from the conflict. The military dynamic is shifting from one of dislodging Islamist forces to one of preventing a quagmire from developing.
French Troops Getting "Tied Down" In Parts Of Mali
UPDATED 7:28 AM EST, February 15, 2013