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January 16, 2013

Column: Once again, al-Qaida threatens from a faraway place


The French combat buildup continues, with that nation’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian saying the United States has pledged “total solidarity” and reportedly already has supplied logistical support, satellite reconnaissance, intelligence and in-air refueling.

Americans have little appetite for yet another military involvement in a remote land, but this could become our fight, too. Al-Qaida has not given up its plans of a grand blow against the West, especially the U.S. All it needs is a country to launch it from.

Dale McFeatters writes for the Scripps Howard News Service.

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