Vietnam, Afghanistan, Somalia . . . Congo???

KPFA Evening News, 12.23.2012

On Wednesday, 12.20.2012, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the eastern Congo conflict, in which the Committee considered further arming and training the Congolese Army to defend against M23 and other armed groups.

Florida Congressman Allen West asked whether the committee needed to fear mission creep, the expansion of U.S. operations, and whether these militias might unite and turn on U.S. forces. Carson responded that putting our own troops into combat in Congo wasn't “in our game plan," to which West responded that we’ve heard that before, in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Somalia.  

 

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