//US Troops Now in 4 African Countries to Fight LRA

US Troops Now in 4 African Countries to Fight LRA

From: BLN

February 23, 2012

Source: AP/ABC News


A top military official says that U.S. troops are now deployed in four central African countries as part of U.S. efforts against a brutal rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Rear Adm. Brian L. Losey, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa, said Wednesday that U.S. troops are now stationed in bases in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

 The U.S. announced in October it was sending about 100 U.S. troops — mostly special operations forces — to central Africa to advise in the fight against the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony.

Losey said officials are already seeing a decrease in the lethality of LRA actions, which he thinks is part of the pressure the U.S. and partner countries are applying.

FYI: Don’t be naive, U.S. troops and NGOs are in more than 4 African countries


DOD: U.S., African Forces Mitigate Terror Group’s Impact

Nigerian military receiving U.S. training

CIA aiding interrogations of terror suspects in Somalia

United States Africa Command Commander visits Nigeria

U.S. Hires Shady Mercenary for Somali Proxy War

Africa Scene: AFRICOM,China and the Wealth of Natural Resources

Obama sending 5 US military officers to South Sudan amid outbreaks of ethnic violence

Hat Tip: Phantom Report

Comments