Voice of America quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on what the Boko Haram-ISIS alliance means for US military assistance in the fight against Boko Haram:
The Africa Center Director at the Atlantic Council in Washington, J. Peter Pham, said it’s time for some “realpolitik” on the U.S. side.
“Look, is the Nigerian government perfect? Clearly not. Are there things we would wish were different or better? Certainly. But at the end of the day, this [Boko Haram] is one of the largest, most effective groups that’s declared its allegiance to the Islamic State,” said Pham.