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The Dangers of Soft Power

The Dangers of Soft Power

April 14, 2014 at 6:32 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 04/14/14 By Michael Shank The United States Department of Defense used it recently in Yemen and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department is using it right now in Afghanistan and Nigeria. The U.S. Agency for International Development used it in the last elections in Kenya. It’s […]

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Defense Department in Somalia

Defense Department in Somalia

January 14, 2014 at 9:14 am

CDN 01/13/14 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, January 13, 2014 — As the U.S. Department of Defense announced last week that American soldiers are re-entering Somalia after 20-plus years avoiding the country, the need for new solutions to this crisis is critical. The answer to the rebel group al-Shabaab’s growth in […]

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To Stop Al-Shabab, Help Somali People

To Stop Al-Shabab, Help Somali People

September 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

USA TODAY 9/23/13 By Michael Shank Focus on African security missing development needs. Last month, at the beginning of a trip to Somalia, my twitter feed started buzzing with breaking news about explosions in Mogadishu. A local rebel group, al-Shabab, claimed credit. Their tactic was fairly unsophisticated: break the Ramadan […]

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Barack Obama’s Africa Trip Misses Military Mission Creep on Continent

Barack Obama’s Africa Trip Misses Military Mission Creep on Continent

June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

HUFFINGTON POST 06/22/13 By Michael Shank and Cassidy Regan This week, as President Barack Obama travels to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, he will miss much of America’s mission creep into the African continent. Not merely in the more obvious military interventions into Libya, Mali or Somalia, or military bases […]

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Aid Gone Awry in Africa

Aid Gone Awry in Africa

June 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 06/19/13 By Michael Shank and Cassidy Regan As the U.S. government gears up to militarize more of the Middle East by arming rebels in Syria, we are witnessing a similar mission creep toward the African continent. Not merely in the more obvious military interventions into […]

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