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Title: Who Could Have Predicted the U.S. War in Somalia Would Fail? The Pentagon.
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Published: Mar 11, 2024
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Post Date: 2024-03-11 07:43:25 by Horse
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The Pentagon has known of fundamental flaws with U.S. military operations in the Horn of Africa for nearly 20 years but has nonetheless forged ahead, failing to address glaring problems, according to a 2007 study obtained exclusively by The Intercept.

“There is no useful, shared conception of the conflict,” says the Pentagon study, which was obtained via the Freedom of Information Act and has not previously been made public. “The instruments of national power are not balanced, which results in excessive reliance on the military instrument. There is imbalance within the military instrument as well.”

The 50-page analysis, conducted by the Institute for Defense Analyses, a private think tank that works solely for the U.S. government, is based on anonymized interviews with key U.S. government officials from across various departments and agencies. It found America’s nascent war in the Horn of Africa was plagued by a failure to define the parameters of the conflict or its aims; an overemphasis on military measures without a clear definition of the optimal military strategy; and barriers to coordination between the military and other government agencies like the State Department and local allies like the Somali government.

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They did import Somali Americans

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Since the 1950, the US of A has lost every war, I also think that we lost WW2 to the JAPS

Darkwing  posted on  2024-03-11   12:23:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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