The Somalia Attacks
A retired Naval Commander raises some very valid points about the reports from Somalia. And questions just how certain we were of our targets.
I had several reactions to the Monday strike in Somalia by a AC-130 gunship against members of al-Qaeda. My first thought was: yeah, that's the way you go after terrorists. Cultivate intelligence, isolate the target, and then call in special ops forces to prosecute it. But as I read the accounts in the Washington Post and the New York Times, one word jumped out at me. The targets of this air strike were [...]