The move is aimed to boosting military operations in Somalia in a bid to fight the Islamist group affiliated to Al-Qaeda which has destabilized Somalia for years.
U.S. Department of Defence wants to put its forces to closer to fight against Al-Shabaab to avert attacks that may the Al-Qaeda branch may plan against the U.S.
U.S. plans to deploy soldiers in Somalia comes after concerns that many young Somali-Americans travelling to training camps in Somalia, therefore possible of going back to attack the U.S.
According to Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US Africa Command, in an interview with the Associated Press Somalia is facing militancy challenge and U.S. is trying to intervene and bolster other forces battling the militants.
U.S. special operations forces once approved will increase assistance to the Somali National Army in the struggle against the militants.
The forces will also have a greater flexibility to launch airstrikes against the militants, Al-Shabaab and Islamic State linked militants in the region.