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The war in Somalia is one of the least-covered big stories, which it has in common with most Africa stories except Darfur, which itself is only reported spasmodically. Dead Africans aren’t as interesting as dead Asians, Europeans and Americans. Yet Somalia, as I’ve been trying to convince my stubborn friends and colleagues (you know, the ones who think it’s limited to Iraq, or Baghdad, or Anbar Province) for many months, is part of The War, the real war, the big war in which we’re involved, like it or not.

Fortunately there’s Josh Trevino. And double fortunately, there’s Hugh Hewitt, who sees the war plain, and has given Josh ample space. Here’s Josh’s latest, courtesy of Hugh.


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