GOP political operative Roger Stone is back in the foreign lobbying game, registering Capstone Financial as a client advocating for “commodity rights and security” in Somalia, according to his federal filing dated Dec. 29.
Capstone is a western New York State operation that serves as a middleman for the sale of African livestock.
Stone told The Daily Beast that his work also focuses on US military and foreign policy as it pertains to Somalia.
The US has about 500 troops in Somalia who battle terrorist organizations affiliated with Al-Shabab and the Islamic State.
The Trump Administration has stepped up drone strikes in Somalia.
The New York Times has reported that American forces carried out 30 drone strikes in Somalia during 2017, double the amount conducted in 2016, A November strike killed at least 100 militants ties to al-Sjabab.
The Pentagon last month submitted a plan to the Trump White House, calling for at least another two years of military directed against Islamic militants in Somalia.
Former New York Senator Al D’Amato’s Park Strategies represents the Government of Somalia for outreach to the US Congress.