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The known unknowns of the secret US drone war in Somalia.


There's no statement from the administration or the Pentagon really saying 'This is our new policy.' Most of the information that you have is from reporting. We're hearing that there are changes, and it's clear that there have been changes and nobody's denying that there have been changes - but what exactly are they? We still don't have an answer for that, almost two years later.

Journalist Amanda Sperber reports on the US campaign of air and drone strikes in Somalia - escalating in the Trump era and floating above local sovereignty and public knowledge about casualties, civilian deaths, terms of engagement, definitions of targets or even which US agencies are engaged in the war itself.

Amanda wrote the article Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia for The Nation.

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Amanda Sperber

Amanda Sperber is a journalist covering Somalia and South Sudan.


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