Mark Pomerleau

Mark Pomerleau is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C.
  • Another Deadly Attack by Al-Shabaab

    The al-Qaida-linked militants orchestrated an attack on an African Union base in southern Somalia earlier today, killing at least 20 peacekeepers.

    Reuters reported the militants drove a bomb into the base and then stormed it. The group said 70 AU peacekeepers were killed, though the BBC reports that the AU counted 20 fatalities.

  • Petraeus's Plan to Defeat ISIS

    David Petraeus, the former Army general and CIA director, wants the U.S. to work with moderate members of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria to combat ISIS, the Daily Beast is reporting.

    The report, which quotes four sources—including one who spoke to Petraeus directly—states that Petraeus’s plan stems from a similar successful strategy in 2007 during the Iraq War when Petraeus was the commanding general of Multi-National Forces in Iraq.