The War on Terror in a Haze of Dust: Potholes and Pitfalls on the Saharan Front

  title={The War on Terror in a Haze of Dust: Potholes and Pitfalls on the Saharan Front},
  author={Baz Lecocq and Paul Schrijver},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary African Studies},
  pages={141 - 166}
In recent decades peoples in the Sahara and Sahel have developed a new type of assault vehicle that is best known under the name of its most significant weapon, the Soviet-made Teknikal heavy machine gun. During combat, the Tuareg in Mali and Niger make clever use of their driving skills and the prevailing winds to create a dust storm offering cover to combatants both as they attack and retreat (Klute 2001:501). The victims are left in confusion, in a haze of dust. Metaphorically, it might be… Expand
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