On Terror’s New Front Line, Mistrust Blunts U.S. Strategy

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Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences

The shooting clattered on for 30 minutes, residents of this dusty town say, and when it ended, four militants holding a German engineer hostage were dead…

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“Military and police heavy-handedness in the north is core to the story of Boko Haram’s emergence. You can’t discount the effects of the state’s brutality in the north.”

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