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The U.S. War on Terror in Somalia: How to End an Endless War
The U.S. War on Terror in Somalia: How to End an Endless War

The U.S. War on Terror in Somalia: How to End an Endless War

Online Event to discuss Vice News' recent documentary "Inside the U.S. War on Terror in Somalia", with input on the situation from Crisis Group's interim Vice President, Comfort Ero, and interim Chief of Policy, Steve Pomper.

Fifteen years after the creation of al-Shabaab in Somalia, despite the involvement of the U.S. military against the group, the reality on the ground just shifted more in their favour - before leaving office, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the 700 U.S. troops in Somalia.

Vice News reporters, Michael Anthony Adams and Joe Hill, have traveled to the frontline of Somalia’s war against al-Shabaab to see what the U.S. pullout means for the next chapter in the war on terror. You can watch the Vice report in full here.

During this event, Joe Hill disucsses "Inside the U.S. War on Terror in Somalia" with Crisis Group experts, Comfort Ero and Steve Pomper.

Panelists:
Comfort Ero, Crisis Group interim Vice-President, Africa Program Director

Steve Pomper, Crisis Group interim Chief of Policy, Former Special Assistant to President Obama and NSC Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights.

Moderator:
Joe Hill, International Producer & Shooter for VICE News

The U.S. War on Terror in Somalia: How to End an Endless War (Online Event, 3rd June 2021) CRISISGROUP