Biggest Problem in Hunt for Kony: It Hasn't Begun
Just 2.5K troops when 5K were planned
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2012 10:56 AM CDT
In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland in southern Sudan.   (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File, Pool)

(Newser) – The African Union’s hunt for Joseph Kony hasn’t started yet, because it’s missing some very important resources: troops and equipment. Ugandan Col. Dick Olum, who is heading up the hunt for the warlord, tells the AP there are only 2,000 Ugandan soldiers and 500 South Sudanese soldiers signed on, when the force is supposed to be comprised of at least 5,000 troops. The US has sent 100 troops to help in the effort to capture Kony and take down his Lord’s Resistance Army.