Is Africa Lost to Islamist Militants?
Trump withdrawals aided terror group gains. ‘The Sahel is lost,’ says former top Special Forces commander in Africa. Biden needs to pay attention.
Veteran U.S. Special Operations commanders say the Sahel, the dust-blown African region just south of the Sahara Desert, has been ceded to Islamic State and Al Qaeda affiliates as a consequence of the drawdown of Green Berets from the region during the Donald Trump administration. But President Joe Biden, they say, has not come up with a strategy to cou…
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