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These 100 US troops mostly special operations forces will be helping governments and militaries in Central Africa try to take down of violent guerrilla group.
The Lord's Resistance Army or -- has been terrorizing the people there for a couple of decades.
The first of the 100 troops -- in -- on Wednesday with more to follow.
The White House says some of the special ops forces likely will be sent to south Sudan.
The Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to provide training information and advice but will not engage LRA forces directly.
And lessons in self defense.
In a letter to congress yesterday President Obama said quote I believe that deploying these US armed forces -- US national security interests and foreign policy.
And will be a significant contribution toward counter LI RA efforts in Central Africa.
The Pentagon says the mission for US troops is to help local forces -- the LRA and its leader Joseph -- quote in -- it.
Congress is only notified though late Friday afternoon that US troops are being sent Uganda and that raised some eyebrows.
But -- and there was support for a mission to help the people of Africa who have suffered at the hands of the LRA for decades.
Well -- some concern that this operation may increase in -- It's probably the right thing to do but I think we got it.
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Kind of situation.
Congress passed a lot and the president signed last year calling for more US help in Central Africa and fighting the LI RA.
The Defense Department says additional troops were not available to send until now.
In Washington Molly Henneberg Fox News.
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