FIRE AND FURY
‘All I Saw Was Death’
Today in Trumpland TV
Tomi Lahren: Minnesota Has a ‘Terrorist Wannabe Problem’
Did U.S. Cover Up Massacre Before Black Hawk Down?
U.S. forces hit a peace summit in Somalia, then lied about it. Some say the deadly operation violated the laws of war, but more than 25 years later the cover-up continues.
DEATH FROM ABOVE
Trump Ramped Up Drone Strikes in America’s Shadow Wars
In his first two years in office, Donald Trump launched 238 drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia—way beyond what the ‘Drone President’ Barack Obama did.
PEARLS OF THE DEEP
‘Captain Philips’ Pirate Says Jailers Have Ruined His Smile
The lead hijacker of the MV Maersk Alabama—famous for his huge grin after his arrest—is suing his dentists from prison.
A LITERAL QUAGMIRE
To Ambush U.S. Green Berets, Al Shabaab Diverted a River
The Somali rebels knew where the U.S. Special Operators and their allied troops would have to deploy. By flooding terrain, they left them little choice.
Slain U.S. Soldier Was on a Mission to Take Somali Territory
This wasn’t some random firefight. The attack that killed a Green Beret occurred as U.S. forces participated in a major push to ‘liberate Somali villages from al-Shabab control.’
FOG OF WAR
A ‘Firefight’ in Somalia Exposes Weakness of Pentagon Rules
Eighteen hours before a Pentagon press conference about the Niger incident, Special Operators were in the midst of an ‘advise and assist’ mission that allegedly killed civilians.
German Nurse Kidnapped in Somalia, an Inside Job
Sonja Nientiet had worked in other war zones, including Syria. Why she was snatched, apparently by a security guard, remains unclear. The fear is that she’ll be sold to al Shabaab.