Biden redeploys US troops to Somalia 18 months after Trump pulled them out

The rate at which President Joe Biden is breaking his campaign promises has to be a new record, as he broke yet another one last week when he greenlit the redeployment of American troops to Somalia, where they had been recalled during President Donald Trump’s time in the White House.

According to the Washington Examiner, the redeployment of U.S. troops doesn’t exactly mesh with Biden’s promise to end “forever wars.” After 18 months of American troops finally being out of the war-torn African country, Biden has sent them back — starting with 500. 

Many on social media questioned why American troops would be needed back in the African country at this time, and the official explanation from the Biden administration deals with a growing terror threat.

“A senior administration official told reporters Monday that al Shabaab has ‘unfortunately only grown stronger’ and ‘has increased the tempo of its attacks, including against U.S. personnel,'” the Examiner noted, referencing the terror group native to the Somalia region, an affiliate of Al Queda.

The president had signed the order to send American troops to the country earlier in May — a move that wasn’t made public until this week.

Bill Roggio, a senior fellow and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Examiner: “The decision to put back troops in Somalia is certainly a welcome step, but I’m not sure what is being proposed is enough to handle the problem.”

“The cauldron of Somalia has been boiling over for years. The withdrawal took off the lid,” he added.

Whatever the Biden administration’s goals are in Somalia, let’s hope and pray that it doesn’t turn out like the last time we were there.