[Ed. – Still pondering this one. The Trump administration isn’t making any random or unnecessary moves right now. Everything is focused on national security as it relates to (a) a fair electoral outcome for Americans, and (b) getting a COVID vaccine into distribution, with the overwhelming emphasis being our national health going forward in the next 60 days. It’s obvious Trump is “waging” the election problem as an operational campaign, one in which the election is decisive terrain and the key to the strategic goal. Somalia. Huh.]
The Pentagon’s acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have been assisting in the fight against al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.
In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Christopher Miller, who was installed as acting defense secretary Nov. 9 when President Donald Trump fired Mark Esper, met Friday with U.S. troops in Mogadishu, the capital, to express appreciation for their work and to reiterate the U.S. commitment to combating extremist groups. …
Miller has been in the Middle East and parts of north Africa this week on his first international trip as acting defense secretary.