The Strategic Institute of war studies college of the US army has published a report on the SOMALIA situation and how to defeat the insurgency by exploiting any weaknesses of the mujaheddin youth movement.
The report also acknowledges the weaknesses of the transitional government and its inability to effectively fight the MYM which is another name for the Alshabab who are known to be Osama bin laden affiliates through linkage to Alqaida terrorist group.
SOME top level American military strategic planners have now come to conclude that its time the US got more involved in this situation in Somalia despite the current emphasis for the United states war machine to remain principally focused in the Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iraq and the greater middle east theatres.
More over the same military intelligence strategy planners have come up saying that the African union mission in Somalia has largely failed to stem the growing influence of alshabab and therefore recommends greater American involvement by exploiting the weaknesses of the group and dealing directly with local sympathetic tribal clan leaders.
They also feel that by publicising these weaknesses in the groups this will lead to further mistrust and therefore create avenues whereby the US and its allies in the region will exploit the alshabab to their benefit.
Most of the report remains silent on whether the Obama administration should commit militarily in this theatre but Barack Obama himself has said that his administration for now is laying emphasis in dealing directly with the AMISOM and also increasing the capacity of the Somali land and Punt land to fight the spread of the dreaded alshabab group in their areas of control.
The gist of the report is to say that now is the time to lay a more aggressive strategy in dealing with the growing influence of the terrorists groups in Somalia in order to safeguard the world and the region against the threat of Somalian islamist rebels.
Now the waiting game continues as we await to see how far the report and its findings will influence the American foreign policy in the region in the coming months and years.