[ SOURCE ] The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
The deployments began on Sunday night, the Post said, after the administration began to notify Congress.
The newspaper said U.S. personnel were authorized to "provide information, advice and assistance" to an African Union force tracking Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.
"While combat-equipped, they are prohibited from engaging LRA forces unless in self-defense," the Post said.
The Post quoted administration officials as saying the deployment did not signal the White House was weakening its criticism of new anti-gay legislation in Uganda that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality.