National Geographic

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Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Aerial view of a river in the Orientale Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the time this image was made, in 2014, most days of the week pilots transported U.S. Special Forces and supplies from Uganda to South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there were four Combined Operations Fusion Centers in which intelligence and operations were coordinated among the anti-LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) coalition, which included U.S., South Sudanese, and Ugandan forces. American troops were working with African militaries to help counter Boko Haram and the Lord's Resistance Army, led by the fugitive Joseph Kony. By April 2017, it was reported that Kony was still at large, but that his force was reported to have shrunk to approximately 100 soldiers, down from an estimated high of 3,000. Both the United States and Uganda then ended the hunt for Kony and the LRA, believing that the LRA was no longer a significant security risk to Uganda.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Aerial view of a river in the Orientale Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the time this image was made, in 2014, most days of the week pilots transported U.S. Special Forces and supplies from Uganda to South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there were four Combined Operations Fusion Centers in which intelligence and operations were coordinated among the anti-LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) coalition, which included U.S., South Sudanese, and Ugandan forces. American troops were working with African militaries to help counter Boko Haram and the Lord's Resistance Army, led by the fugitive Joseph Kony. By April 2017, it was reported that Kony was still at large, but that his force was reported to have shrunk to approximately 100 soldiers, down from an estimated high of 3,000. Both the United States and Uganda then ended the hunt for Kony and the LRA, believing that the LRA was no longer a significant security risk to Uganda.