Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Small-footprint" Operations Effective in Somalia

Michael Sheehan, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (SOLIC), at industry conference where he lauded the ability of small special operations forces to conduct effective counter-terrorism operations in problem areas such as Yemen and Somalia. He states that low-cost approaches with small footprints have helped push al-Qaida, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist organizations out of areas long considered sanctuaries. Read more in "Small-footprint Operations Effective, Official Says", American Forces Press Service, January 31, 2013.

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