America's Raids In Africa And Counterterrorism Strategy

America's Raids In Africa And Counterterrorism Strategy

American forces this weekend conducted raids in Libya and Somalia on targets affiliated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Join Kojo as he explores what the results of the operations say about America's shifting strategies against terrorism and the evolving nature of groups terrorist group around the world.

American forces this weekend conducted raids in Libya and Somalia on targets affiliated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda. The Libyan operation resulted in the capture of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who has been wanted for decades for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Join Kojo as he explores what the results of the operations say about America's shifting strategies against terrorism and the evolving nature of terrorist groups around the world.

Guests

Gordon Lubold

National Security Reporter, Foreign Policy

Peter Baker

Reporter, The New York Times

Brian Fishman

Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America Foundation

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