A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.
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Having finished off former ally Muammar Gaddafi, the Pentagon, its new Africa Command, and CIA are now focusing on East Africa. In fact, Africa is hot.
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With rising fuel and food prices, and drought, added to an already dire humanitarian situation, it seems that Mother Nature is kicking the people of Somalia while they are down.
A political earthquake may be about to rock Sudan and send tremors across Africa.
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The U.S. military has been conducting development-like activities in Africa regularly since 2002 -- and we're still building white elephants.
According to Ann Encontre, UNHCR representative in Djibouti, southern Somalia and Mogadishu have been relying on local food supplies since WFP withdrew its food aid program in January this year.
International collaboration and mutual understanding are key, as Somalia's concerns are best addressed from a Somali perspective.
The Horn of Africa looms as the next Afghanistan. It's time for our new President to take a hard look.
An international stabilization force may well be what is needed in Somalia, but the tough groundwork will have to be laid first. And for this, the Somali people must be on board.
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