The Hunt: US Africa Command conducts airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

FILE – Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia, Feb. 17, 2011. The al-Shabab extremist group has exploited Ethiopia's internal turmoil to cross the border from neighboring Somalia in unprecedented attacks in July 2022 that a top U.S. military commander has warned could continue. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

On this week’s episode of “The Hunt with WTOP National Security correspondent J.J. Green,” Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, said the strike was necessary to keep al-Shabaab under control.

The air strike was needed to keep Al Shabaab under control

SIGN UP TODAY for J.J. Green’s national security newsletter, “Inside the SCIF.” The weekly email delivers unique insight into the intelligence, national security, military, law enforcement and foreign policy communities.