The 12-year war has become largely forgotten in the United States and among its coalition allies despite continued casualties suffered by their forces on the ground.
With US and French support, Kenya and Ethiopia have carried out full-scale military invasions of Somalia. The US launches drone strikes and runs covert operations in the country. The attack in Nairobi is the result of 'doing something'.
Campaigners challenge 'glorious conflict' narrative and plan to highlight treatment of conscientious objectors
Mounting anti war sentiment needs to be mobilised to stop a fourth disastrous war in 12 years.