U.S. SOF has increased their activities in Somalia’s shadow war. The participation in the war torn country by U.S. special forces has largely
gone unnoticed by the American public. Most of the nation’s attention is focused on the U.S. presidential election, the Jolie – Pitt split up, and other topics such as the current offensive to take the city of Mosul, Iraq from ISIS. Smaller yet still important conflicts taking place in Libya, Yemen and Somalia where the U.S. is involved are not getting much attention.
The U.S. presence in Somalia has fluctuated over the years. Currently, we are very involved in training and advising Somalian government forces as well as troops from other Africa nations fighting insurgents in Somalia. The U.S. has a base close to Somalia in the Horn of Africa (HOA) called Camp Lemonier in Djibouti.
Read more in “In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War”, The New York Times, October 16, 2016.