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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

US War On Terror, Somalia

Fifteen years after the creation of al-Shabaab in Somalia, terror still reigns and the reality on the ground just shifted more in their favor.

In a last ditch effort to leave a mark on foreign policy before his ouster, President Trump announced a draw-down of US troops in global hot-spots around the world, including around 700 in Somalia. With no soldiers on the ground the plan promised to provide support through an already controversial and secretive drone program – which watchdog groups say has killed exponentially more civilians than the US admits.

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