Analysts: Islamic Militants, U.S. Counterterror Policy to Blame for Somali Famine

Private actors thwarted from providing relief


It was the catastrophe everyone knew was coming yet no one seemed able to stop.

According to analysts, a violent Islamist militia was partly to blame for thousands of deaths in Somalia's food crisis from 2010 to 2012, but so was U.S. anti-terrorism policy.