US Troops Won't Fight in Uganda

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KAMPALA, Uganda --

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says that U.S. military "personnel" being sent to Uganda to help fight the rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army will not participate in actual fighting.

Museveni told a news conference Sunday it was wrong to say the
U.S. was sending troops to fight the LRA. Museveni said it was better to call them personnel, and not troops. The 25-year leader said his country will never accept foreign troops to do Uganda's fighting.

President Barack Obama announced Friday he is dispatching about
100 U.S. troops -- mostly special operations forces -- to central
Africa to advise in the fight against the LRA -- a guerrilla group
accused of widespread atrocities across several countries.


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  • by horse hockey on Oct 17, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    You send them there and they will end up fighting... One war winds down and this moron goes and finds another one to get into.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Oct 16, 2011 at 04:50 PM
    Do you believe that? Wait till the first time they come under fire. Wait till an American is wounded or killed.
  • by Fed Up Location: Tallahassee on Oct 16, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    How much do you want to bet? The 1st time they come under fire Obama will send troops to "protect" them. As always, we get out of a situation and then find another. More money spent, more troops dying and for what? Do something for the people of America! We cannot save the world while our country is falling apart.
  • by George Santayana on Oct 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    "Those who don't remember history, are doomed to repeat it."
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