Accession Number:

AD1042040

Title:

How Do the Instruments of Power Define the Terrorist Organization Al-Shabaab

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air War College, Air University Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The terrorist group affectionately known as Al-Shabaab, remains a threat to security and legitimate governance in the African country of Somalia. As a result of a security and governance vacuum, the group has managed to capitalize on cultural norms, and sometimes transcending clan politics to establish an enduring and growing presence where other organizations have fallen short. Understanding the cultural structures in Somalia is key to addressing the concerns of the people, and thereby undermining the ability of Al-Shabaab to survive.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE