A month ago, I took note of the required presidential report indicating the many nations where the United States currently has sent troops into hostile situations. While our engagement with Syrian rebel forces now seems limited to intelligence activities, we continue to be deeply involved in the conflict in Somalia. The Los Angeles Times has a valuable report today indicating the breadth of that involvement.
As reporter David Cloud puts it, "Washington is once again heavily engaged in the chaotic country. Only
this time, African troops are doing the fighting and dying." He details U.S. activities.
I'm not opposed to such measures, but I want our lawmakers to maintain close oversight.
Maybe I should make this a weekly feature here.