Lyle J. Goldstein
Security, Middle East
Drones and special forces are no more likely to “end” terrorism in Africa than they have in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East.
Africa policy is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. The president’s dreadful remark during the immigration discussion has not improved his standing among diplomats and does indeed threaten to cast Washington’s Africa policies under a new pall. However, this most recent blunder seems quite trivial in comparison to the four U.S. servicemen killed tragically in Niger during early October.