U.S. Policy on Boko Haram




The U.S. State Department, in 2012, contrary to the exhortation of some members of Congress, did not designate Boko Haram, a Nigerian "extremist jihadist" group, as international terrorists. Secretary John Kerry, adhering to the same criteria that existed under his predecessor, should continue this policy. There is no credible evidence tying Boko Haram to the "global jihadist movement" and international terrorist network, as is known of al-Qaida affiliates – al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghr...
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