Friday, March 23, 2012

Mali's Coup Leader Received U.S. Military Training

Leader Of Mali Military Coup Received U.S. Training -- McClatchy News

NAIROBI, Kenya — The leader of the military coup that toppled the democratic government of the West African nation of Mali this week underwent basic officer training in the United States, the Obama administration acknowledged Friday.

Capt. Amadou Sanoga, who is the apparent leader of the group of junior officers that toppled the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure, "participated in several U.S.-funded International Military Education and Training (IMET) programs in the United States, including basic officer training," the U.S. military's Africa Command said in an email to McClatchy.

The State Department confirmed Sanoga's U.S. connection in a separate email.

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My Comment: Tax payers dollars wasted.

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