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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The recent conflicts in North Africa, including the consulate attack in Libya, the hostage crisis in Algeria and the fighting between French forces in a battle against Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali, noted.
(Bamako, Mali: Elizabeth Palmer) The deployment of US planes to Mali to assist the French featured; scenes shown of planes at the airfield in Bamako, French soldiers, the explosion from an air strike; details given about the French mission to stop the advance of Islamic extremists. [Operations commander Col. Kevin OLIVER- says we expect operations to continue for the next several days.] The reluctance of the administration to be drawn further into the conflict discussed.
- Pelley, Scott;
- Palmer, Elizabeth
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