According to the NYT the US provided the following assistance to
the planning of this Military Offensive"
1.) Provided 17 Advisors and Analysts from AFRICOM
2.)Providing Satellite Phones and Intelligence for the Mission itself. (When the Ugandan
Air Force struck the Main LRA Camp and Several Others Locations the places were deserted. Some Analysts feel that either the
Intelligence was flawed or that the Mission was Comprimised.)
3.) It also provided the UPDF (Ugandan People's Defense Forces) with $ 1 Million in Fuel
to conduct this operation.
It should be noted that around Christmas Time the LRA launched a series of reprisal attacks
that have left roughly 900 people dead and Tens of Thousands Homeless.
It will be easy for critical voices to attack AFRICOM and the Pentagon. They feel that
Diplomacy should be the focal point of US Policy towards Africa. There is a Legitimate Claim to this Argument. There have
been calls by other voices that wanted the US the EU and MONUC (UN Mission in the Congo) to Provide Logistical Support for
It appears that the US has already done so. And let the Blowback Begin.