Monday, 18 October 2010

A Report By United States Army War StudiesThink Tank Suggests More American Involvement In Somali Affairs.

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.

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