by DAVID AXE
The Combating Terrorism Center’s Sentinel journal for July features a “diagnosis” of Somalia’s embattled Transitional Federal Government. You might recall that both major sides in the current round of fighting hail from the Islamic Courts Union that formed in Mogadishu nearly a decade ago.
The current TFG is centered on an alliance of moderate [...]
The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point has some good ideas about, well, combating terrorism. Not so good is their advice for preventing Al Qaeda from finding refuge in failed states (Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.), and doin... Read Post
Somalia's embattled Transitional Federal Government and the government of autonomous Puntland in nothern Somalia hired mercenary firm Saracen, along with with former Blackwater head Eric Prince, to train up pirate-fighting militias ... Read Post