Thursday, November 19, 2020

Trump Trying to Exit Africa before He Exits Washington

 The New York Times published on 18 November 2020 an article titled "Somalia Worries That a U.S. Withdrawal Will Be Disastrous" by Abdi Latif Dahir and Eric Schmitt.

The United States has been training an elite 850-member commando unit in Somalia to counter the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab organization that is trying to topple the government of Somalia.  The Trump administration has said it wants to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia.  The article quotes several experts who say this would be a serious policy mistake.  

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