U.S. Military Assistance Around the World

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Central/East Africa

Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan

U.S. troops are currently on the ground in four African countries — Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan — to help local forces fight against a brutal rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

"The U.S. is working to pursue a comprehensive, multi-faceted strategy to help the governments and people of this region to end the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and reduce the human consequences of the LRA's atrocities," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Karl Wycoff said.

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