Daniel DePetris

Why is America bombing Somalia again?

It looks like the White House intends to escalate the forever war on terror

Mogadishu (photo: Getty)

You may not have caught it amidst other international developments, but the United States bombed Somalia last Friday. No, that isn’t a misprint.

On June 3, the Somali government announced that the US had conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants west of the southern port city of Kismayo, killing approximately five fighters.

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Daniel DePetris

Daniel DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities, a syndicated foreign affairs columnist at the Chicago Tribune and a foreign affairs writer for Newsweek.

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