Obama writes supplemental report on troops in Uganda
Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Newscast Media reported that President
Barack Obama had deployed troops to Uganda to search for warlord Joseph Kony. We
raised issues questioning the timing of deployment to the Great Lakes.
It appears the article got the White House’s attention, and Obama this morning has
submitted a supplemental report to the Speaker of the House, explaining why he is
doing what he is doing.
“As I previously reported, U.S. forces will not themselves engage in Lord’s Resistance
Army forces unless necessary in self-defense. This deployment is in furtherance of
the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, including the
policy expressed in the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda
Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 111-172, enacted May 2010.
“I have approved this deployment pursuant to my constitutional authority to
conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.
“I am making this supplemental report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress
fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148),”
Obama wrote. “I appreciate the support of the Congress in this matter,” he added.
Newscast Media will monitor the situation closely and update our readers about any
new findings that emanate from this undertaking.