Getting the Chinooks there would probably take more logistical effort than the road hauling - and five or six Chinooks aren't the best way of moving dozens of light AFVs hundreds of kilometres. It's 400km from Bamako to the front. Think of two Afghanistans (but with half the population of one), all supplied through one base. No equivalents of Camp Bastion for local support: everything's based in Bamako.
Originally Posted by mupp
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