The official reason for the US presence in Somalia is to fight the perennial war against terrorism, due to the country's location. The real reason is oil.
Not everyone who donated to super PACs wants the public to know that they did. One of the favored vehicles for these secretive donations is limited liability companies.
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Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter @jonletman.