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.

Kevin Donohoe