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The Mental Block and the Broadside

William R. Polk | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
William R. Polk

We prove to be good tacticians but not strategists, shooters but not aimers, and, above all, loud talkers but poor listeners. The broadside was our answer everywhere.

Profile Of Target In Somalia Raid Emerges

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

By Richard Lough NAIROBI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Ikrima, the militant targeted by U.S. special forces in a failed weekend raid, is a Somali...

Building Consensus For A New Somalia

Matt Freear | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Matt Freear

Far from the US ensnaring themselves further in a comprehensive nation-building project there is an important role in nurturing and protecting broad-based political dialogue that is genuinely Somali.

'Americans Are Creating A Monster'

New York Times | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Richard Rouget, a gun for hire over two decades of bloody African conflict, is the unlikely face of the American campaign again...

U.S. Sends $45 Million In Gear To Fight Somalia Terror Threat

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is sending nearly $45 million in military equipment, including four small drones, to Uganda and Burundi to help battle the ...

Doing the Right Thing in Somalia

Frankie Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frankie Martin

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.