(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a move that has surprised many military analysts, President Joe Biden has reversed the order of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, and is redeploying the United States military into Somalia.
The report first broke in The New York Times and has been confirmed by several other news outlets, including NBC News.
As CNBC frames the decision by Biden: “President Joe Biden approved a plan to redeploy U.S. troops to Somalia, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News.
“The move, a reversal of former President Donald Trump’s order in 2020 to withdraw U.S. servicemembers, comes amid concerns that the extremist group al-Shabab could soon pose a larger threat to the region.” [emphasis added]
The New York Times is reporting that the initial contingent of U.S. Armed Forces will consist of “several hundred troops” to the war-torn nation that has been a constant source of strife and terrorism.
Most Americans are familiar with Somalia from the 2001 movie Blackhawk Down, recounting the real-life attack on U.S. forces when 160 of the military’s most elite soldiers went into Mogadishu in 1993 to capture the top associates of a Somali warlord. The secret operation resulted in a fierce and deadly battle with heavily-armed Somalis.
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