Breaking: U.S. forces deployed to central Africa to fight terrorists Continue reading on Breaking: U.S. forces deployed to central Africa to fight terrorists

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

Today, President Barack Obama, with the apparent consent of the Government of Uganda, announced that the United States has sent a small number of U.S. special forces advisors to the central African region to assist the military forces who are pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army led by Joseph Kony and seeking to bring top commanders to justice.

These advisors will work with regional governments and the African Union in the field to strengthen information-sharing, enhance coordination and planning, and improve the overall effectiveness of military operations and the protection of civilians. These advisors will not engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense, according to the Obama White House.

The LRA used to operate mainly in northern Uganda and also in parts of South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The LRA is currently proscribed as a terrorist organization by the United States government…

…In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa…

…Over the last year, the United States has worked with partners at the UN Security Council and African Union to maintain momentum and enhance coordination to counter the LRA. The U.S. also continued to engage frequently and at a high-level with the governments in the region on the importance of their continued military efforts to pursue the LRA and protect local communities…

The complete article is at the Examiner.

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