http://news.yahoo.com/u-says-operating-secretly-somalia-since-2007-222300054.htmlThe deployments, consisting of up to 120 troops on the ground, go beyond the Pentagon's January announcement that it had sent a handful of advisors in October. That was seen at the time as the first assignment of U.S. troops to Somalia since 1993 when two U.S. helicopters were shot down and 18 American troops killed in the "Black Hawk Down" disaster.
U.S. Says It's Been Operating Secretly in Somalia Since 2007
According to U.S. officials, the troops have been active there since the middle of George W. Bush's second term. From Phil Stewart at Reuters: