The video Kony 2012, released last year by a group called "Invisible Children," was viewed 88 million times in its first month. The activists behind it helped secure a little-known commitment of 100 American Special Forces to capture or kill an African war lord who is no threat to the United States but who kidnaps children and trains them to terrorize local villages. In the Washington Post, Rajiv Chandrasekaran describes a 15-hour trek in a rainstorm through suffocating jungle in Congo. It happened last month, and it was the first time American Special operations advisers provided field support in the hunt for Joseph Kony, who leads the Lord's Resistance Army.
US Troops Aid Effort to Capture African Warlord Joseph Kony
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