July 3, 2012

How the War on Terror Is Being Fought in East Africa

Alex Perry, Time

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For the U.S. and its allies, AMISOM represents progress in the war on terror. Rather than mass deployment of troops, the U.S. and the European Union are funding neighboring countries to tackle their own regional issues. For Africans, that is proof of an increasingly self-reliant continent. For the West, that means less loss of life, less expense and less risk of blowback from the Muslim world.

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TAGGED: AMISOM, AQIM, Nigeria, Niger, Boko Haram, Mali, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Somalia, Kenya, United States, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa


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