Logistics Support to the African‐led International Support Mission in Mali: Article by PAE Government Affairs Vice President Tom Callahan
Source: Stability Operations Magazine.
With assistance from the United States, the European Union, and others, approximately 5,000 peacekeeping troops from at least nine African countries have already been deployed to Mali as of mid-February. These contingents need to be organized, equipped, housed, fed, fueled, and connected via reliable communications with the AFISMA headquarters element operating from Bamako. Whether the operation remains ECOWAS-led or eventually transitions to a United Nations peacekeeping operation, the logistics requirements will remain the same.
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