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U.S. to Send Troops to Somalia Amid Blowback

Trump declared Somalia a war zone. Al-Shabab pushed back. Now we’ve got boots on the ground.

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Starvation Stalks the Horn of Africa

Images from the drought that's pushing Somalia back to the brink of famine.

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Trump Expands War Authorities to Target Militants in Somalia

Under a new authorization, U.S. forces are given more ability to launch attacks on al Shabab in the East African country

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Somali Pirates Hijack Merchant Ship For First Time in Five Years

Shipping companies had dropped their guard after period of calm

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SitRep: U.S. Strikes Pound Yemen Under New Plan; Pentagon Looking at Somalia; Mattis, White House Lock Horns

ISIS and Iraq in Drone War; McMaster to the Hill; Trump’s Budget Wishlist; And Lots More

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Catch Up on The Presidential Debates: Somalia Edition

Not to worry: Even Trump came up, tangentially.

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My Family Waited 13 Years to Resettle in the United States.

Weeks before they expected their visas, my parents learned they are banned under the president’s executive order. The new law will tear our family apart.

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The Islamic State Is Losing in Africa

And al Qaeda is winning.

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