Why are US troops returning to Somalia?

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Reversing Donald Trump’s policy of ‘ending the forever wars’, US President Joe Biden has decided to send hundreds of US military personnel to Somalia. Various factors have forced Washington to rethink its engagement in volatile strategic areas, including the escalation of al-Shabab activity, the withdrawal of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) by the end of 2024, and Washington’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. America and Somalia between two eras The timing of the White House’s announcement to send US forces to Somalia was significant, as it came just one day after H…

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