December 30, 2012
The United States has sent its military forces to Chad under the pretext of protecting the lives of American citizens in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR).
In a Saturday letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Patrick Leahy, US President Barack Obama informed Congress that several private US citizens and embassy personnel were evacuated from CAR’s capital city, Bangui, on December 27 and that 50 US troops were sent to Chad.
“Although equipped for combat, this stand-by security force was deployed solely for the purpose of protecting US citizens and property, if necessary, until the US embassy personnel and private US citizens have been safely evacuated from the Central African Republic,” Obama said.
This article was posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:11 am