Describe the strategic approach of the United States to terrorism in Africa and explain the threat to the United States from terrorists recruited by Al Shabaab.

This week explores many important concepts involving threats to the United States from terrorist organizations in Africa.

Describe the strategic approach of the United States to terrorism in Africa and explain the threat to the United States from terrorists recruited by Al Shabaab.
Describe the attempted terror attack on flight 253 that was flying to Detroit by a terrorist recruited in Nigeria by al Qaeda.
Assess the U.S. response to countering terrorism in Africa.