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US Keeping Troops in Afghanistan; Sends 300 to Cameroon

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

U.S. President Barack Obama recently stated that he intends to maintain a troop presence of 5,500 in Afghanistan beyond 2016.

The president’s original idea of keeping 1,000 troops in the Central Asian nation was largely rejected by his opposition, U.S. military leaders, and the Afghan government. Recently demonstrated by the Taliban assault and 15 day hold on the city of Kunduz, Afghan troops still struggle to maintain a hold on their country.

Boko Haram Expands With ISIS-Style Social Media Presence

By Kylie Bull
Managing Editor of HSToday
Special for In Homeland Security

Long focused on Nigeria, and perhaps therefore not troubling international media a great deal, Boko Haram recently extended its reach with attacks in Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

On Feb. 13 in Ngouboua, Chad, Boko Haram jihadists launched attacks against civilians, killing scores including the local traditional leader.

A Crisis in Nigeria

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Last week, the Nigerian military sentenced 54 soldiers to death on charges of mutiny, cowardice and assault charges. The fear of fighting Boko Haram remains severe within Nigeria’s police and military units.