Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The United States is sending 1200 arms.
Are calling -- -- into a horrific war zone the president says the troops are there to try to help remove the warlord.
Named Joseph coney he's called -- he's headed the so called.
Lord's Resistance Army is believed to be responsible for the kidnap rape and murder at tens of thousands of people.
Over several decades there's no question that He is a bad guy to put it this in regular terms -- some lawmakers are criticizing the president.
For not consulting congress before the decision one and -- a Senator John McCain.
We want it's more perspective on exactly what's going on here a colonel Danny McKnight is the author of streets and nobody -- He served nearly thirty years as an army ranger including time as commander.
On the ground convoy in that initial assault.
-- -- What's your gut reaction to a headline like that's.
Well I little stunning to me to think that we're gonna choose to send a hundred.
-- it -- in the situation where we know this rubble leader.
Is really a bad guy and we're only gonna send a hundred we have 450 when we went and that restricted us somewhat so.
Another just supposed to be advising they're not supposed to be -- you know involving combat I don't know how they can map.
Not be possibly involving combat they would be a prime target for the bad guys for sure.
So what what's the nature of their work that you say they're soldiers working as advisors the you've got -- president calls an advisors but what what exactly are they going to be doing are facing.
Well according to what I've read the president's desire is so they go in there provide assistance and advice and support.
To the forces that want to take out this rebel leader.
And so they're just supposed to be I guess touchy Feely is I call it because they're not gonna be involved in combat.
-- they're gonna be advising the ones that are.
And that sounds like United Nations rules of engagement to me not the kind that we should -- put our forces in how vulnerable -- -- day.
Well -- -- -- if they're out there advising the ones are going after these rebels in the rubble leader.
And they are with the -- they are very vulnerable.
And especially if they're put in a position that you're not to shoot at anybody and wish you -- our first.
Shot at or put in danger well I sort of look like that's you know they'll wild -- I don't think the guy that shot second ever won.
This -- steel and really look at the different areas in the world and I almost feel.
Quite frankly I'm guilty talking about these hundred soldiers -- we have a 100000 in Afghanistan tens of thousands on Iraq fighting a war there.
Did did this make sense this move does it make sense in what you see is our national security plan or policy.
I don't see it is a national security issue I think is this is a shame what's going on over there.
But it's a shame what's going on in Somalia today with the famine and everything -- going on there with the al-Qaeda faction in this there.
But you know we're.
-- the idea that you're gone is more important than Somalia or some of the other countries over there and I just don't understand why we're choosing to do this.
I didn't understand -- we did Libya went with the others that were done I'm not sure what the national strategy is and I'm not sure anybody really sure.
There's so so many questions com we love to have you back to talk more about this and we appreciate your time today.
Will be right back.
Filter by section