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Email LTC Eloy E. Cuevas
Lieutenant Colonel Eloy E. Cuevas is a Strategic Intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and recently completed a fellowship at the Research and Development (RAND) Corporation. He is currently assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While assigned to RAND, he provided support to U.S. Army and federal interagency research projects. Lieutenant Colonel Cuevas has a B.A. in history and political science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, an M.A. from Webster University in human resource development, and an M.S. in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College.
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Authored by LTC Eloy E. Cuevas, Madeleine Wells.
Continuing instability in Somalia has increased concern that terrorists who seek to establish a foothold in Africa may use such insecure places as a safe haven and launching pad for future attacks. Several attempts have been made to establish lawful governments in Somalia; however, warlord and clan interests have managed to take center stage among the population. The Somali-based al-Shabaab (also known as the Mujahidin Youth Movement [MYM]) is a militant organization born out of both successive regional turmoil and international salafi-jihadi ideology, which continues to actively undermine the United Nations (UN)-supported African Union (AU) peacekeeping force, the fledging Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), and all UN efforts to support Somalis in creating a stable state.