Ashley Benner and Kasper AggerJuly 18, 2012 06:13
Commentary: How forces fighting the LRA are unprepared, underfunded and incapable.
Ugandan soldiers patrol the central African jungle during an operation to fish out notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony. The unit is one of several dozen Ugandan army hunting squads -- backed up since late last year by 100 American special forces troops -- searching for any traces of the brutal rebel group in an inhospitable 400-kilometre stretch in the far eastern corner of the Central African Republic. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
KAMPALA, Uganda —
Since late 2010, the Central African Republic (CAR) army has deployed two soldiers in a remote area of the country’s southeast to pursue the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. The destitute conditions of their mission illustrate one of the biggest challenges in the effort to end the 25-year conflict that has devastated parts of Central and East Africa.