President Obama Talks About Joseph Kony

Obama explains decision to send troops to help eliminate Lord's Resistance Army.
2:02 | 03/08/12

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Friday we learned that you authorized the deployment. -- hundred special forces troops to Central Africa. -- and the -- revolutionary army that that these troops will be helping. To remove their leaders from the battlefield. They are known for using child soldiers and I'm wondering. The process of of agreeing to deploy troops in situation like this when you know. That the special forces might have to return fire and they might be firing upon child soldiers how difficult is that as a decision to me. Well these none of these decision injuries but those were were familiar with Lord's Resistance Army and their leader mr. coney. Note that these are some of the most vicious. Killers. They terrorized villages they. They take children custody and turn them in the child's home Tuesday engage in rape and slaughter in villages that they go through they have been. A scourge on. You've -- and an entire region. Eastern Africa there has been strong bipartisan support. And a coalition. Everything from evangelical Christians to. You know folks on the left and and human rights organizations who have said. That it is an international obligation for us to try to take them -- And so given that bipartisan support that cross the board. Belief that we need to do something about -- what we've done as we provide these advisors they are not going to be in this situation where. They are called upon to hunt down. The Lord's Resistance Army or to -- actively fire upon them but. They will be in -- position protect themselves what they can do is provide logistical support that's needed the advice the training. And logistical support that hopefully will allow this kind of stuff to stop.

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