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

Virtual (Zoom)

3 June 2021

10am EDT Washington / 4pm CEST Brussels

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.

Please join us as they discuss their investigation "Inside the U.S. War on Terror in Somalia" with Crisis Group experts, Comfort Ero and Steve Pomper.

You can watch the Vice report in full here:

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.

Michael Anthony Adams, International Correspondent for VICE News

Joe Hill, International Producer & Shooter for VICE News

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