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Diplomacy in Action



The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is one of Africa’s oldest, most violent and persistent armed groups. Its actions are an affront to human dignity and a threat to regional stability.

To complement regional and U.S. military efforts to stamp out the brutal and destabilizing LRA, CSO helps coordinate civilians, military, and others from four national governments in the field. CSO also helps boost and coordinate efforts to encourage LRA defections. 

CSO's work improves understanding and coordination in Washington and with the African Union, the United Nations, NGOs and others. The work has also integrated civilian protection and demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration into U.S. military operational planning.

-04/25/14   Defections from Kony's Army Increase
-01/16/14   Progress in Countering the Lord's Resistance Army
-01/16/13   Countering the LRA-Smart Power in Action


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