WEB Notes: The republican party is always the war hawk party. obama and the democrats greatly expanded and increased the wars as well, but as we have seen so far the trump admin is increasing the momentum of war.
President Donald Trump has expanded the role of the U.S. military in Africa, giving the Pentagon more authority Wednesday to conduct airstrikes and send in U.S. troops to help the embattled East African nation battle Islamist insurgents.
Trump’s move would allow U.S. special forces to work directly with the Somali military, which has struggled for over a decade against the influence of Al-Shabab, an ultraconservative Sunni Muslim militant group linked to Al-Qaeda, the Associated Press reported. The new directive labeled swaths of southern Somalia, excluding the capital district of Mogadishu, as war zones. The revision would give U.S. ground forces the ability to call in airstrikes without higher-level approval, something the Pentagon has reportedly been asking for in order to realize its stated goal of stabilizing the nation, which has seen near-constant conflict for over 25 years. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesperson, said that the move would assist both the U.S. and its allies.