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The United States has also made its position clear that it is considering deploying soldiers to fight in Somalia amid a perceived shortage of supplies as the nation tries to combat hunger and corruption.
The United States said on Wednesday it was exploring a $350 million expansion in military strength in the country, to $200 million for its military-backed troops. The deployment “may be limited by geographic area, but we are taking the appropriate steps to improve our forces,” a senior U.S. official told reporters. Officials have maintained that the United States will not consider an expansion in Somali forces, as is expected when the country is being drawn into the 2016 global military buildup.
The U.S. had promised it would continue to deploy military forces that operate at an additional cost of up to $1.2 billion over about 10 years, but the Obama administration had announced on May 2 that U.S. forces would reach an annual $2.35 billion investment of over $1 billion over 10 years, underlining the growing priority of increasing U.S. military force presence in Somalia.
Officials in Kenya, Kenya, Ethiopia and