The Obama Administration has deployed troops to the Central African Republic to protect US citizens who might still be there while their evacuation is underway, according to the Washington Times;
Mr. Obama said he took the action “due to the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic and the potential threat to U.S. citizens.” The evacuation of Americans from Bangui, Central African Republic, began on Thursday.
The president said the troops, although equipped for combat, were deployed as a stand-by and evacuation force “solely for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property” until the evacuation from the Central African Republic is completed.
I just hope that the drones are armed this time and there’s someone near the trigger who isn’t afraid to pull it. Funny thing about those African rebel guys, they don’t really care what your rules of engagement are, and their rules of engagement are “spray and pray”.
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