Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Uncle Sam is all over North Africa

English: Flag of MNLF (as used in Tripoli peac...
English: Flag of MNLF (as used in Tripoli peace negoacitions) Català: Bandera del MNLF (USADA A LES NEGOACIONS DE PAU DE TRIPOLI) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=226010293&m=226011251

As the Kenyan mall siege signifies, Africa has become the new battleground in the War on Terror.  From the hostage taking in Mali to the terrorist attacks in Kenya, Al Qaeda affiliates are attempting to reassert their radical jihadist movement across the top half of the African continent.  The U.S. is countering that initiative with aid to African nations, training, intel support, drone strikes... and maybe a bit more.


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