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The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes

March 7, 2016

By: James A. Fargher In response to an effective Islamist insurgency which threatened British interests in the Greater Middle East, the Cabinet sent a carrier-based strike force to commence an air campaign to disrupt and degrade the insurrection.[1] A radical Somali cleric, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, had inspired the uprising, which threatened to spread and to radicalise … Continue reading “The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes”


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