May 9, 2014

What to Do About Boko Haram

Tom Rogan, National Review


Everyone wants to do something about Boko Haram.

That’s fine. Nevertheless, as I argued on Wednesday, Twitter hashtags won’t recover these girls. Even apart from that, what has happened is only the symptom of the larger Boko Haram disease. Absent a strategy that exerts significant military pressure on the group, it will simply keep doing what it’s doing.

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TAGGED: Nigeria, Boko Haram


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Bring Home the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
New York Post
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We Must Wipe Out Boko Haram
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