December 23, 2013
President Barack Obama told Congress on Sunday that he may take further military action to protect Americans in violence-plagued South Sudan.
In a letter to Congress, Obama said that about 46 U.S. troops were deployed Saturday to help evacuate Americans. That’s in addition to 45 troops deployed to reinforce the U.S. Embassy in Juba.
Four U.S. troops were injured in the evacuation mission Saturday when gunfire hit three military planes. All four are in stable condition, the White House said.