Monday, March 6, 2017

Pentagon Wants To Expand Military Operations In Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants in a passing-out parade in 2011. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

VOA: Pentagon Wants to Expand US Military Efforts in Somalia

Experts are concerned about increasing attacks by the Islamic militant group al-Shabab in Somalia.

In the past few weeks, the group has increased suicide bombings of Somali hotels and military targets.

These attacks have caused the Trump Administration to consider increased military involvement in the country. Experts say that current actions, such as drone attacks, are not enough.

U.S. officials have said the Defense Department wants to expand the military’s ability to fight the al-Qaida-linked group. They have recommended that the Trump administration permit U.S. Special Forces to increase assistance to the Somali National Army. Defense officials also want the U.S. military to have the ability to launch pre-emptive airstrikes.

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Update #1: US military sets sights on al-Shabab in Somalia (Al Jazeera)
Update #2: Is The US Going To War In Africa? Trump Reacts To Islamic Terror By Al Qaeda, Al-Shabab In Somalia (IBTimes)

WNU editor: Mission creep.


Aizino Smith said...

Does the MSM even understand what a theater of war is?

This is a global war with at least 5 active theaters.

Maybe if some in the MSM join the military they at least earn a National Defense Service Medal.

Okay maybe not some of the politburo members of the DNC.

Aizino Smith said...

European theatre of World War II

Yemen is a theatre of war not the Yemeni War.

It is not a separate war. There is one war. It is global and it is for everything.

Ditto Afghanistan, Iraq, The Phillipines, North Africa, West Africa, ...