Special Operations Forces and the Terrorist Threat in Africa

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Female student stands in a burnt classroom at Maiduguri Experimental School, which was burnt by the Islamist group Boko Haram to keep children away from school. May 12, 2012

Journalist Eliza Griswold talks about the roots of extremist organizations like Boko Haram in Africa, and how the United States’ special forces are approaching them. She wrote about it in her article “Can General Linder’s Special Operations Forces Stop the Next Terrorist Threat?” in the New York Time Magazine Sunday, June 15. Griswold is also the translator of  I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan, a book of poems by Afghan women, and The Tenth Parallel.