Tuesday, November 30, 2010

White House Unveils Lord's Resistance Army Strategy

This week the White House released a 33 page policy memo detailing its strategy in defeating the Lord's Resistance Army and mitigating the damage caused by them. This is the first time that an administration has released a full report and strategy for Uganda.

The Lord's Resistance Army, a terrorist group that blends elements of mysticism, Christianity, and doomsday prophesy to stir its followers, has led a rebellion against the Ugandan government for over thirteen years and use sex slaves, rape, and child soldiers to further their goals.

This document, prepared as a result of the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, outlines specific goals and objectives that the Obama administration wishes to achieve, including the elimination of the army, the prosecution of Joseph Kony and other leaders, and meeting the basic needs of the Ugandan citizens.

-Corey Cox

SOURCE: White House LRA Strategy