Marines poised to enter South Sudan

Rick Moran
At least 150 US Marines are on alert, ready to enter the increasingly violent and chaotic situation in South Sudan. The troops are moving from Moron, Spain, to the Navy's Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. Their mission will be to evacuate American citizens and help protect our diplomats. CNN: "By positioning these forces forward, we are able to more quickly respond to crisis in the region, if required," read a statement from U.S. Africa Command. It cited the example of Benghazi, where an attack last year killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. "One of the lessons learned from the tragic events in Benghazi was that we needed to be better postured, in order to respond to developing or crisis situations, if needed. These precautionary movements will allow us to do just that," the statement read. According to a senior administration official, 380 American citizens and about another 300 third-country nationals have been evacuated. "Based on...(Read Full Post)

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