From The Telegraph
"We have an absolute duty to intervene wherever there is a threat to Britain's
national security and the security of Britain's interests around the world
and this is exactly such a case. This is a well-judged, well-leveraged
intervention that will deliver efficiently a result that is in Britain's
British troops will be able to fire in "self defence" only during
their deployment in Bamako, the Malian capital, where they are being
protected by the French, Mr Hammond said.''