Captain Amadou Sanogo grants a rare interview.
If documents were, in fact, destroyed, it could mean a major loss to human history.
Islamist rebels held Diabalay for only five days before French troops moved in, but that was enough for its residents.
Some 700,000 more Malians are expected to be displaced in coming months.
Whispers of brutal treatment under the rebel militants who've seized the country's north.
A color-coded map shows who controls what, who is invading, and how the rebels divide up the country's north.
And Libya, and Afghanistan...
Yes, the first question is, "What is Mali?"
Some Malians are in the unusual state of welcoming back a former colonial power.
As in Afghanistan, the conflict's disintegration could be seen as a black mark on the strategy's once-cherished record.