Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia

  
Via:  Nerm_L  •  one month ago  •  15 comments

By:   Aamer Madhani (AP NEWS)

Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requested the deployment to reestablish a persistent U.S. military presence in Somalia to enable a more effective fight against al-Shabaab

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Joe Biden, the War President.  Any war, any time, any where.  Except where it matters, of course. 

Does this mean we should expect an influx of Somali refugees?  Biden's gonna have to issue another Executive Order on immigration.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order to deploy U.S. troops to Somalia amid heightened concerns about the country's Islamic extremist rebels, known as al-Shabab. The move is a reversal of President Donald Trump's late-term decision to remove nearly all 700 special operations forces that had been operating there.

Biden's decision, confirmed by a senior administration official, comes after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requested the deployment "to reestablish a persistent U.S. military presence in Somalia to enable a more effective fight against al-Shabaab, which has increased in strength and poses a heightened threat."

The official, who requested anonymity to discuss a decision that has not been formally announced, said American forces already in the region would be repositioned.

U.S. military commanders have been deploying U.S. forces into Somalia for short rotations since Trump ordered American troops out during his final days in office in 2021. But Pentagon officials did not see that as "effective long-term strategy" and had been considering recommending the redeployment for some time, according to a U.S. military official who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Biden's decision to sign the order was first reported by The New York Times.

Al-Shabab, which has ties with al-Qaida, has made territorial gains against Somalia's federal government in recent months, reversing the gains of African Union peacekeepers who once had pushed the militants into remote areas of the country.

Word of the deployment decision came after Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia's president between 2012 and 2017, was announced on Sunday as the winner of a protracted election.


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Nerm_L
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1  seeder  Nerm_L    one month ago

General Biden has spoken.  Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.  

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    one month ago

Good...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago
Good...

What will America gain by putting US military lives at risk?

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
2.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one month ago

Somali is worth nothing to the US; but we need to maintain our sheriff of the world title. Besides Trump was against it; so the human fuck up machine has to be for it.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1.1    one month ago
Trump was against it

And that's all it takes for stupid to make a decision that will cost more American lives.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3  Ed-NavDoc    one month ago

I don't think we have any business in Somalia and are probably not wanted there anyway. Besides many still remember the Blackhawk down incident and the running of the Mogadishu Mile. This is not about helping anybody in Africa. This is a distraction by Biden and Austin to take attention off their other military foul ups in the last year before the mid terms in November and will just wind up getting more American service members killed for no good reason!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    one month ago
Besides many still remember the Blackhawk down incident and the running of the Mogadishu Mile.

Sadly many think that was just a movie.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1    one month ago

Had a good friend who ran that mile and it sure was no movie to him.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.1    one month ago

You and I both.  I remember watching the whole thing unfold while stationed in Germany.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3.1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.2    one month ago

I had just retired from the Navy on August 31 of 1993 and watched it unfold on CNN on my living room couch.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.1.3    one month ago
retired from the Navy on August 31 of 1993

I was just 25 months into my career.  Just retired in July31, 2017.

unfold on CNN

that's back when CNN was worth a damn.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Professor Quiet
3.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.4    one month ago

That is true. Now I would not give a plug nickel on anything they attempt to report on 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4  Right Down the Center    one month ago

I get the feeling if Trump gave everyone a million dollars Biden would be asking for it back.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Right Down the Center @4    one month ago

They are taxing the Covid Stimulus....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Should we look forward to Somalia ending up to be like Afghanistan?

 
 

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