Pelton explains during the show, why Kony wasn’t found until today and how he thinks to find him. He talks about the Lord’s Resistance Army, about Uganda, where he survived an assassination attempt. Pelton highlights the importance of local information to understand characteristics like the Somali pirates. According to him, rumors about Somali pirates, who „defend“ the ocean against reckless fishers and chemical dumpers have been contradicted by local information.
In the second part of the show, Matthew Hipple, Director of NextWar Blog, spoke on “Federal News Radio” about his thoughts on what to watch in the upcoming year. They discuss Africa, China, drones, and informal military innovations/networks.
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