President Barack Obama notified Speaker of the House John Boehner today that he will be deploying 300 U.S. troops to Cameroon. The deployments began on Monday.
These troops will head to the small African nation as part of an effort to stop the growing terrorist organization Boko Haram.
90 troops are already en route to perform airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
Cameroon has been fighting Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria and now the organization is vowing retaliation. The U.S. forces will stay there until they are no longer needed.
From NBC News:
The Obama administration says it expects to deploy about 300 U.S. service members to the African nation of Cameroon to help stop the spread of Boko Haram and other violent extremist groups.
Roughly 90 U.S. service members are already en route to Cameroon to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in the region.
President Barack Obama notified House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in a letter and the White House released the letter Wednesday. U.S. personnel began deploying on Monday under an arrangement with the Cameroon government.
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