Jeremy Scahill: How Somalia Became a Major Focus of Obama’s War on Terror

Jeremy Scahill: How Somalia Became a Major Focus of Obama’s War on Terror

Jeremy Scahill: How Somalia Became a Major Focus of Obama’s War on Terror

What will be the consequences of Washington’s intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?

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Since 2009, Somalia has become a major focus point for the Obama administration’s continuation of Bush-era counterterrorism policies. Researching his exclusive report in this week’s issue of The Nation, Jeremy Scahill discovered that amidst the country’s devastating humanitarian crisis, the CIA has not only opened a new base in the capital city, but also uses a secret prison in the basement of Somalia’s National Security Agency.

On Democracy Now! this morning, Scahill explains some of the consequences of Washington’s intensifying counterterrorism focus on the country.

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