What Did the U.S. Mission Against Joseph Kony Accomplish?

A U.S. Army Special Forces captain speaks with troops from the Central African Republic and Uganda searching for warlord Joseph Kony, Obo, Central African Republic, April 29, 2012 (AP photo by Ben Curtis).
A U.S. Army Special Forces captain speaks with troops from the Central African Republic and Uganda searching for warlord Joseph Kony, Obo, Central African Republic, April 29, 2012 (AP photo by Ben Curtis).
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Uganda recently began withdrawing troops from the Central African Republic that had been tasked with hunting Joseph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group. Kony founded the LRA in 1987 in northern Uganda, and his fighters became notorious for abducting children and forcing them to serve as soldiers and sex slaves. The rebel leader remains at large, but Uganda’s military recently said the group’s “means of making war against Uganda have been degraded” and that LRA commanders had “been killed, captured or surrendered.” Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of U.S. Africa Command, offered a similar […]

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