October 8, 2013
Pivot to Asia or Shift to Africa?
Hilary Matfess, The Atlantic
The Associated Press
This weekend, the United States conducted two raids against militant Islamists in Tripoli, Libya and Barawe, Somalia. Though the action in Tripoli appeared to be more successful—FBI and CIA agents nabbed Abu Anas al-Liby, a suspected leader of Al Qaeda—the significance of both raids lies less in their immediate success and more in their implications for American involvement in Africa.
TAGGED: Asia Pivot, Asia, Africa, Somalia, Libya