(Reuters) - U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab, U.S. officials said.
The comments are the first detailed public acknowledgement of a U.S. military presence in Somalia dating back since the U.S. administration of George W. Bush and add to other signs of a deepening U.S. commitment to Somalia's government, which the Obama administration recognized last year.
The deployments, consisting of up to 120 troops on the ground, go beyond the Pentagon's January announcement that it had sent a handful of advisors in October. That was seen at the time as the first assignment of U.S. troops to Somalia since 1993 when two U.S. helicopters were shot down and 18 American troops killed in the "Black Hawk Down" disaster.
The plans to further expand U.S. military assistance coincide with increasing efforts by the Somali government and African Union peacekeepers to counter a bloody seven-year insurgent campaign by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab to impose strict Islamic law inside Somalia.
These Muslims don't eat rocks and drink sand... they are being funded by others and that needs to be made known and stopped. We have all heard that an army must be fed and receive supplies and we found that out in the two WW's.
just read today big banks are funding Iran
This president should be tried for treason, he should NEVER have let the terrorists go free, or traded for another traitor to our own country. Did we really need that????? I think not!!! I long for the day this idiot is out of office!!!!!!
The title of this article scared me. I thought that they brought "our girls home". LOL
IT'S TIME THAT KENYAN BORN MARXIST MUSLIM COMMUNIST "DICTATOR" "ZEBRA" IN THE "BLACK HOUSE" STOPPED HIS IDIOTIC INSANE "STUPID" MEDDELING IN THE AFRICAN/MID-EAST AFFAIRS AND STARTED CONCENTRATING ON AMERICA'S SOUTHERN BORDER GOVERNMENT CLUSTER-F-CK!!!!!
As a retired army officer, I say, the musslim savages love to kill. When they run out of Christians and Jews to kill they kill their own. So let's get out and leave them to their own perversions. We don't need their oil or at least until we drill our own. I am willing to pay the consequences of stopping our dependance on their stinking oil. No more rescues!! Fug em!
How would our world look like if USA stopped all foreign aid. Our enemies would run out of money to buy weapons. Maybe some countries would become somewhat normal. Greed and arrogance of our government and many of elected idiots are to blame for most of worlds problems.
Perhaps we should post signs along the border in several languages stating, "You will be greeted with a warm reception, good food, plenty to drink, and a clean, comfortable bed at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C." "They are leaving the light on for you."
Al Qaeda members are obozo's friends. This is all smoke and mirrors. Anything to keep the American military out of this country cause they might want to protect us.
As long as they are not training islamists and are training those who will kill islamist I think
its a great idea. as long as they are killing each other they maybe we c ould supply the ammo