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2012-09-29 Africa Horn
How superior KDF strategy caught al-Shabaab offguard
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Posted by Fred 2012-09-29 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Shabaab 

#1 KNS Jasiri background.

Judging by other open-source info, they picked the cream of the Kenyan Navy to crew her and trained them hard.
Posted by Pappy 2012-09-29 00:04||   2012-09-29 00:04|| Front Page Top

#2 I think these guys did some study of the Sri Lanka approach to the Tamil Tigers.

"Operation Sledgehammer" sort of says what they want to do to Al Shabaab...
Posted by Bill Clinton 2012-09-29 01:08||   2012-09-29 01:08|| Front Page Top

#3 So far it looks as if the Kenyans managed to pull off a very nice operation without security leaks. Good on them.

And eternal shame to the "masterminds" in our own government who'll reveal any secret that they think will enhance Zero's reelection chances.
Posted by PBMcL 2012-09-29 11:13||   2012-09-29 11:13|| Front Page Top

#4 Any truth to rumors that US Special Ops might have been involved?
Posted by Sherry 2012-09-29 13:26||   2012-09-29 13:26|| Front Page Top

#5 Combined arms operation are not the forte of African armies. I would suspect they had advisory assistance from the UK, US, former SADF, or a combination of the above. Small, discreet SOF elements would be the logical choice.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-29 13:36||   2012-09-29 13:36|| Front Page Top

#6  I would suspect they had advisory assistance from the UK, US, former SADF, or a combination of the above

Two of the three are alluded to in open-source.
Posted by Pappy 2012-09-29 14:55||   2012-09-29 14:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Thanks, Pappy.....
Posted by Sherry 2012-09-29 21:10||   2012-09-29 21:10|| Front Page Top

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