The United States is primed for an increase in military operations in the Horn of Africa after President Donald J. Trump relaxed standards governing the rules of engagement last week. This move grants the military more authority in Somalia in the fight against al Shabab, an al Qaeda-linked terror organization based in the region.
On Tuesday night, former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens won the nomination for governor of Missouri over the state’s attorney general, Chris Koster. Greitens, a Republican, will replace Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, becoming Missouri’s 56th governor in January 2017.