Kenyan authorities say they've identified one of the al-Shabab militants who laid siege to Nairobi's Westgate Mall last month. He's a Somali who grew up in Norway. And it seems Norwegian police knew he was a risk three years ago.
You wouldn't wish anyone to have a childhood that started in war-torn Somalia. But in the real-life story of pirates who commandeered a US cargo ship and were pursued by US Navy SEALs, Barkhad Abdi says his few early years in Somalia helped him in his co-starring role.
Cities are centers of culture, but they're also increasingly home turf for militant warfare. That's what counter-insurgency guru David Kilcullen argues in his new book Out of the Mountains: The Coming of Age of the Urban Guerrilla.
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