US in Somalia: CIA or Socio-Economic Development?

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses America’s past, present and future role in Somalia.  Shank recommends an alternative way forward, one that prioritizes socio-economic and political development, instead of air-strikes, drones-strikes and covert action.  Shank draws parallels between US engagement in Afghanistan and Pakistan and emphasizes the need for a Somali-led process, based on equal partnership rather than paternalism. Video courtesy of RT America.