Michael Rubin | 1001 Iraqi Thoughts
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner
Michael Rubin | The National Interest
By Michael Rubin, RealClearDefense: “ Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, AFRICOM commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. airstrikes alone would not defeat al-Shabaab. Instead, he said, local forces need to "step up." He is right, so it is especially unfortunate that when local forces step up to rebuff al-Shabaab, AFRICOM ignores them.