US Pledges to Help Mali with Long-Term Stability

The top U.S. diplomat for Africa says any military success in Mali will be “fleeting” without a democratic government that responds to the needs of all Malians.

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson told a congressional committee Thursday the United States is ready to help rebuild Mali’s long-term stability.

The Pentagon is already supporting French forces who have been fighting Islamic militants in Mali for more than a month. Carson says the U.S. has …