A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.

President Barack Obama has ordered a new push in the hunt for the brutal warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time in support African Union troops in the years-long search for Kony. We consider what the renewed effort means in terms of U.S. relations with the African Union and with Uganda, strained recently by anti-gay laws there, and why the decision was made now.

Guests

Karen DeYoung

Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, The Washington Post

Cameron Hudson

Director of Policy, US Holocaust Museum; Director for African Affairs, National Security Council(2005-2009); Chief of Staff to U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan (2009-2011)

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