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Some Ideas for Dealing with Al-Shabaab


Roger D. Carstens, a former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer who recently spent 15 months in Somalia as an observer and military advisor, offered some excellent advice for countering al-Shabaab in a 7 October 2013 piece in Foreign Policy titled “Analog War: How to Rid Somalia of Al-Shabab Once and for All-in Six (not-so) Easy Steps.”