The Chase for Joseph Kony Gets US Government Help
The controversial campaign to find warlord Joseph Kony has now received some US support. CNN is reporting that the US government has sent US troops to Africa to help in the hunt for Kony. The claim is that the hunt is designed to restore stability to Uganda, the South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Kony is definitely still a threat. He’s been on the run. He’s on the decline, and in survival mode, but he is still dangerous and he’s going to be dangerous until the LRA are eliminated,” a captain with U.S. Special Forces told CNN.
President Obama, last year, deployed 100 troops to the region to help hunt down leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army, to which Kony belongs.
“We help our partner nation forces ask the right questions — the who, the what, the when, the where and the why — to get all the information,” the captain said.
Resolve Uganda, a non-profit advocacy group, claims that since the LRA’s attacks started, 2,400 people have died and another 465,000 have been displaced. An additional 3,400 have been kidnapped.
Kony was the feature of a controversial video that went viral this year. He is accused by the International Criminal Court of crime against humanity and accused of killing children and turning them into soldiers.
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