WASHINGTON — The United States conducted a drone strike against Shabab militants in Somalia on Tuesday, the first such military action against the Qaeda affiliate…View More U.S. Military Conducts a Drone Strike Against Shabab Fighters in Somalia
“Al Shabab has had more freedom to maneuver,” Maj. Gen. Dagvin R.M. Anderson, who commands American Special Operations forces in Africa, said in an interview.…View More Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has quietly imposed temporary limits on counterterrorism drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefield zones like Afghanistan and Syria,…View More Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones
Still, experts generally believe that fatalities on the continent are far lower than in the West, potentially for reasons beyond demographics. For instance, countries that…View More As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalis fear a U.S. decision to withdraw troops from their country will be seen as a victory for the Qaeda-linked militants who…View More In Somalia, U.S. Troop Withdrawal Is Seen as Badly Timed
WASHINGTON — President Trump, continuing his end-of-term troop withdrawals from conflicts around the world, will pull American troops out of Somalia, where they have been…View More Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia
WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to order the U.S. military to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia by the time he…View More Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia
WASHINGTON — A little-known counterterrorism official named Christopher C. Miller flew to the Middle East last month to pursue a diplomatic idea: asking Qatar to…View More He Sidestepped Pompeo and Got Slapped Down. Now He’s the New Pentagon Chief.