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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    I would agree, but I don't think that is the strategy. It's simply to protect the embassy and evacuate US citizens.
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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I would agree, but I don't think that is the strategy. It's simply to protect the embassy and evacuate US citizens.
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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They won't even be a speed bump if the webels show up with 10 times more combat power.
    Thats true, but I dont think either side wants the US involved. I don't see them attacking the embassy unless it was an open target.
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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    As long as 150 soldiers sent to protect the embassy and help evacuate civilians doesn't become 150,000 sent to set the nation right and start a decade plus long nation building project, then I'm all for it.
    I don't advocate an Libya-esque intervention in South Sudan, but if the UNSC establishes safe zones and a peacekeeping force, there's no issue with us contributing some volunteers to help keep the peace (I would hope that another African country would take the lead in peacekeeping, though).

    Also, it's important to not let South Sudan become a failed state. The genocidal regime in (North) Sudan wins if we allow that to happen.
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