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In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War | The New York Times

In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War | The New York Times

The Obama administration has intensified a clandestine war in Somalia over the past year, using Special Operations troops, airstrikes, private contractors and African allies in an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation.

Hundreds of American troops now rotate through makeshift bases in Somalia, the largest military presence since the United States pulled out of the country after the “Black Hawk Down” battle in 1993.

The Somalia campaign, as it is described by American and African officials and international monitors of the Somali conflict, is partly designed to avoid repeating that debacle…

Source: In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War – The New York Times