Political Risk

23 Years After ‘Black Hawk Down,’ America Is Back at War in Somalia

“Al Shabaab, the most powerful Islamist group in Somalia, aligned itself with Al Qaeda in 2012. But in contrast to the globally-oriented Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab has focused on military and political objectives in Somalia and neighboring countries, demonstrating a nationalist brent that the broader Al-Qaeda movement lacks. Nonetheless, the U.S. military has conducted drone strikes on Islamist militants in Somalia since at least 2011. But lately, American intervention has escalated.”

Source: 23 Years After ‘Black Hawk Down,’ America Is Back at War in Somalia | The National Interest Blog

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