U.S. Military Doing Limited Fighting In Somalia And Yemen
President Obama has admitted that military action is being taken in Somalia and Yemen.
In a letter to Congress, Mr. Obama said American forces had engaged in “a limited number” of operations against members of the Shabab in Somalia and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, arguing that both posed a terrorist threat to “the United States and our interests.”
He gave no further details in the unclassified letter, which accompanied the latest update to lawmakers under the War Powers Act about military operations around the world. More details about the scope of the operations were included in the classified section of the report, administration officials said…
Still, the letter said nothing not already known from news accounts, and the government continues to fight efforts to reveal more about actions overseas, including the legal justification for killing Americans affiliated with Al Qaeda. The administration has overseen more prosecutions for leaks than all of its predecessors.