"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

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.

What Are We Doing In Somalia?

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 [...]

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