Saturday March 18, 2023
A soldier surveys a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Jubaland, Somalia, on March 14, 2022. SALLY HAYDEN / SOPA IMAGES/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES
Lawfare Managing Editor Tyler McBrien sat down with Eric and his Times colleague Charlie Savage to discuss the conflict in the Horn of Africa and the extent of U.S. military involvement there. They discussed the roots of the Shabab insurgency, whether or not the current moment marks an inflection point in the fight, the legal grounds on which the U.S. government justifies its campaign, and why the American public and government alike should pay more attention to Somalia.