The government of Saudi Arabia has been roundly criticized for its brazen attempt to retain oil market share while driving the price of oil into the ground, its beheading of the Shi'ia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, and its war in Yemen.
The current expansion of U.S. special forces to conduct covert and proxy warfare sacrifices U.S. long term interests in peace, stability and the rule of law for short-term political gain, just as when U.S. "advisers" were sent to Vietnam.
While the United States is currently engaged in just one outright proxy war -- Somalia -- it's laying the groundwork for the extensive use of surrogate forces in the future, training “native” troops to do the fighting (and dying) it doesn't want to do.
The humanitarian crisis in Congo has worsened, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It is time for world leaders to take on this issue and contribute to bringing an end to the conflict.