Op Octave Quartz: Crystal Clear Power

As one of his administration’s final actions, former US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of virtually all American troops from Somalia. He stated that this was to be achieved by January 15, ensuring completion by the time Joe Biden began his presidency on January 20. US air power played a pivotal role in securing the withdrawal, operating from land bases in the region, and from naval ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.

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