View Full Version : US Quietly Deploying Troops Overseas Ahead of Possible ‘Violent Demonstrations’

01-09-2019, 05:26 PM
The United States has sent troops to Africa as tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are running high over its elections.

President Donald Trump officially informed Congress of the deployment on Friday, saying forces were being sent to neighboring Gabon “to be in position to support the security of United States citizens, personnel, and diplomatic facilities in Kinshasa,” The Hill reported.

Kinshasha is Congo’s capital.

“This deployment of approximately 80 personnel is in response to the possibility that violent demonstrations may occur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in reaction to the December 30, 2018, elections there,” Trump wrote.

The first U.S. troops arrived Jan. 2, CBS reported

Why get involved ? The same thing will happen again at the next election.