The New York Times quotes Atlantic Council Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on the US counterterrorism operation in Somalia that was revealed to have targeted the leader of the militant organization al-Shabaab: 


“The U.S. has been so focused on Somalia, they took their eye off their ball,” said Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director of the Ansari Africa Center of the Atlantic Council in Washington. “The real threat isn’t Somalia itself. It’s the regionalization of Al Qaeda in East Africa, which has already been happening.”

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