BAD INTEL, BAD JUDGMENT: On the Eve of Congressional Hearings, New Evidence About Alleged U.S. Massacre in Somalia

A series of incidents involving Special Operations Forces in Africa raises questions about oversight, effectiveness, and whether a coherent strategy exists at all. Continue reading “BAD INTEL, BAD JUDGMENT: On the Eve of Congressional Hearings, New Evidence About Alleged U.S. Massacre in Somalia”

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OUT OF CONTROL: Strong Evidence That U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians In Somalia

An investigation by The Daily Beast on the ground in Somalia appears to confirm that American soldiers were involved directly in the deaths of 10 innocent civilians. Continue reading “OUT OF CONTROL: Strong Evidence That U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians In Somalia”

THE GOLD STAR BROTHER: Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew

Former Navy SEAL John Owens opens up about the brother he lost and Ryan’s secret mission in Somalia that posthumously earned him the Silver Star. Continue reading “THE GOLD STAR BROTHER: Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew”

Exclusive: Inside The Secret Mission That Got A Navy SEAL Killed In Africa

An exclusive investigation into the fatal final days of SEAL Team 6 member Kyle Milliken in Somalia. Continue reading “Exclusive: Inside The Secret Mission That Got A Navy SEAL Killed In Africa”

Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

LONDON – Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was ditching its leading role as a peace mediator. Continue reading “Arabs, Europe, U.N. Reject Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital”

Defying Warnings Of Unrest, Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM – President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in defiance of warnings from around the world that the gesture risks creating further unrest in the Middle East. Continue reading “Defying Warnings Of Unrest, Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital”

Nimco Ali Can’t Fly Despite Friends In High Places

A Somaliland-born Nimco Ali has problems with her visa | Ingmar Bergman’s love of landlines | Tristram Hunt is still a V&A tourist | Amber Riley’s Leading Ladies leave egos at door | Jason Isaacs slams Sean Spicer  Continue reading “Nimco Ali Can’t Fly Despite Friends In High Places”

GOP Senator Blocks Plans To Fill Africa Post At State Department

A lone Republican lawmaker is threatening to hold up the Trump administration’s pick for the next assistant secretary for Africa. Continue reading “GOP Senator Blocks Plans To Fill Africa Post At State Department”

J. Peter Pham: President Trump’s Perfect Pick For Top Africa Post?

If Pham becomes Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, it would likely mark a shift in the tone and priorities of US-Africa relations. 

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A Young Somali American, Is The New UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State UN Youth Observer

Washington, DC – The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, announced Today (July 25, 2017) Ms. Munira Khalif as the sixth annual U.S. Youth Observer to the UN. Continue reading “A Young Somali American, Is The New UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State UN Youth Observer”

As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies

​By Michael F. Harsch, Maximilian M. Meduna and Teresa Krug

The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades. Continue reading “As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies”

Ilhan Omar Wants To Make America Decent Again

From Somalia to the Minnesota statehouse, a fresh new face in politics. Continue reading “Ilhan Omar Wants To Make America Decent Again”

Tillerson To Mediate Qatar Dispute Himself

After weeks of public statements and private phone calls with no apparent result, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to personally intervene in the ongoing Persian Gulf dispute that has threatened U.S. counterterrorism operations in the Middle East. Continue reading “Tillerson To Mediate Qatar Dispute Himself”

‘Love Thy Neighbor?’

When a Muslim doctor arrived in a rural Midwestern town, “it felt right.” But that feeling began to change after the election of Donald Trump. Continue reading “‘Love Thy Neighbor?’”

UN Leashed

The UN has long been derided as little more than a talking shop. But that is not down to the UN itself, but rather, the powerful nations that seek to use it as a tool, argues Xiaochen Su. Continue reading “UN Leashed”

Try As It May, Trump Administration Can’t Avoid Qatar Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the geopolitical crisis the Trump administration just can’t quit. Continue reading “Try As It May, Trump Administration Can’t Avoid Qatar Crisis”

Key Senator Threatens Arms Sales To Persian Gulf Countries Over Qatar Dispute

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Monday that he would “withhold consent” from all U.S. arms sales to Persian Gulf countries until the ongoing dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is resolved. Continue reading “Key Senator Threatens Arms Sales To Persian Gulf Countries Over Qatar Dispute”

Qatar Demands Difficult To Meet, Says US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Qatar is reviewing demands by neighboring nations to end a diplomatic dispute that erupted earlier this month. Continue reading “Qatar Demands Difficult To Meet, Says US”

Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines

US carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar’s state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines. Continue reading “Qatar Airways Seeks To Buy Stakes In American Airlines”

US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be ‘reasonable and actionable’. Continue reading “US: List Of Demands To Qatar Should Be Reasonable”