So the United States, under the leadership of President Obana, is sending 100 troops to Uganda and surrounding countries to battle the Lord's Resistance Army. I agree they are not a nice group of folks, after all they use child soldiers in their cause.
Though I do have to ask a question on this matter. Why? Uganda nor the Lord's Resistance Army pose any credible threat to the national security interests of the United States. Actually I have another question to ask, has the Obama administration thought things through. As in what if these US soldiers are attacked by the LRA - what will the United States do?
I will take a stab at answering the questions I posed above. Uganda was picked because the LRA is a pretty ugly crowd so the mission can be wrapped up as a moral crusade to stamp out a scourge. The LRA was also picked because it was an easy low-hanging fruit with supposedly low adverse risks.
Now has Obama thought what to do if the LRA escalates and attacks US forces resulting in wounded and dead. Judging by Obama's handling of Libya, the answer is probably no. Which means the Pentagon's contingency plans for that event will catch the Obama administration with a deer in the headlights moment as the White House flounders for a response. Which will further degrade the concept of the United States being a trustworthy and competent player on the international stage.