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Obama supports the disarmament of the Lord's Resistance Army
Letter from U.S. President Obama on the Strategy to Support
the Disarmament of the Lord's Resistance Army
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE CHAIRMEN AND RANKING MEMBERS OF
THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS,
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND THE
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
Dear Mr. Chairman: (Dear Representative:) (Dear Senator:)
I am pleased to transmit to the Congress, consistent with section
4 of the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda
Recovery Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-172), the enclosed strategic
plan entitled, "Strategy to Support the Disarmament of the
Lord's Resistance Army."
The strategy guides U.S. support across the region to mitigate
and eliminate the threat to civilians and regional stability
posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It has four objectives
that support regional and multilateral efforts: (a) increase
protection of civilians; (b) apprehend or remove from the battlefield
Joseph Kony and senior commanders; (c) promote the defection,
disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of remaining LRA
fighters; and (d) increase humanitarian access and provide continued
relief to affected communities.
The strategy identifies priority actions related to protecting
civilians and eliminating the threat posed by the LRA. It also
provides a framework for the coordination of U.S. efforts and
a description of broader efforts in the region. Given the necessity
of bringing political, economic, military, and intelligence support
to bear in addressing the threat posed by the LRA, the development
of the strategy relied on the significant involvement of the
Department of State, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Agency
for International Development, and the Intelligence Community.
All will remain engaged throughout implementation.
My Administration looks forward to working closely with the
Congress on this important issue.
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