October 20, 2011
Obama's Adventure in Uganda
Timothy Spangler, RealClearWorld
Given the success of the Obama administration’s foreign policy efforts in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iran and elsewhere, it is understandable that in pursuit of a more substantial challenge, the president has turned his attention to sub-Saharan Africa.
Regardless, Obama this week committed the U.S. to sending combat-equipped special operations forces to Uganda in an effort to defeat a militarized revolutionary group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), led by Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on allegations of war crimes. American soldiers will stay as long as they are needed, according to the president. In addition to Uganda, they could also be deployed to neighboring countries such as the Central African Republic, the...
TAGGED: Africa, Uganda, Foreign Policy