U.S. Strategic Interests in Uganda

Mar 8, 2012 | 13:48 GMT

U.S. soldiers with Ugandan military personnel at an air base in Entebbe, Uganda, on Dec. 6



The deployment of 100 U.S. special operations forces to Central Africa in October 2011 is an important moment in foreign military support for Uganda, but for the U.S. military it is a relatively low-cost operation with great potential for success. More important for the United States, the deployment offers an opportunity for U.S. Africa Command to further its goals in the region, including those in South Sudan and Somalia.

A committed political partner such as Uganda can legitimize and complement U.S. initiatives in Africa....

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