"Just another tidbit of Easter European reaction to President Obama's missile defense decision, to drop Bush-era plans for a missile shield with radar based in the Czech Republic and missiles based in Poland: a news headline (not an op-ed) on page 1 of major Czech newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes today read 'There Will Not Be Radar. Russia Won.'"
U.S. Relations With Uganda
"The United States established diplomatic relations with Uganda in 1962, following its formal independence from the United Kingdom. Post-independence, the country saw a mix of tribal rivalries, insurgencies, military coups, dictatorships, and elections. U.S. relations with Uganda were strained by the human rights abuses of several Ugandan governments.
After decades of internal strife, Uganda has experienced more than 20 years of relative political stability and economic growth. The country has made progress on a number of fronts, including HIV/AIDS, economic growth, and stabilizing its north, where the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) operated for 20 years. But it faces challenges including flawed 2011 parliamentary and presidential elections, continued rapid population growth, human rights problems, corruption, and inflation.
Uganda is a key U.S. regional strategic partner through both its involvement in the African Union Mission in Somalia and counter-LRA efforts in central Africa. In 2011, the United States sent a small number of military advisers to the LRA-affected region to enhance the capacity of the Ugandan and other regional militaries to pursue the LRA and protect civilian populations."
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