Topic - Navy Adm. William Mcraven

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  • Top terrorism analysts in Washington have echoed the assessment, as have senior U.S. military officials such as Navy Adm. William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, who last week told the House Committee on Armed Services that Boko Haram is "beginning to conflate with [al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb] in North Africa."

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  • "It has always been difficult for us in some countries to have a persistent presences, and Mali's a case in point. We've had an episodic presence," he said, adding that he wasn't sure whether a more sustained presence in the West African would have made a big difference.

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