Next stop: Cameroon

Obama administration has decided to send 300 US soldiers and unarmed Predator drones…Their mission will be to provide reconnaissance and intel for the multi-national force…

and that's the way it was

Word came this afternoon that the Obama administration has decided to send 300 US soldiers and unarmed Predator drones to the central African nation of Cameroon, to assist a multi-national effort to defeat Boko Haram, based in neighboring Nigeria. Their mission will be to provide reconnaissance and intel for the multi-national force, which consists of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Cameroon, and Chad.

Boko Haram has been pretty busy over the past month, and pretty expansive about it too. Between September 20 and 21, a series of Boko Haram suicide bombings throughout Nigeria’s Borno region, including its capital city, Maiduguri, killed at least 145 people. On October 1, a group of child suicide bombers struck Maiduguri again and killed at least fifteen people. Then Boko Haram hit Maiduguri a third time on Monday, killing at least five. Over this past weekend, the group was blamed for attacks…

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