- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

President Obama on Wednesday told Congress he’s deployed about 80 U.S. military personnel to Africa to help locate hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

The troops will be stationed in neighboring Chad, the president said, and will support Nigerian efforts to find the girls.

“These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area,” Mr. Obama said in a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required.”

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