Obama Deploys Troops to Chad

    President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with Congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Charles Dharapak

    President Obama informed congressional leadership Saturday that 50 U.S. troops have been deployed to the African country of Chad to help evacuate U.S. citizens from a neighboring city where rebels appear to be advancing. The rebels have successfully seized 10 northern towns in the Central African Republic, leading Obama to declare the “deteriorating security” an emergency. The decision, of course, comes on the heels of criticism that “grossly” inadequate diplomatic security was to blame for the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which killed three.

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