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The Lord's Resistance Army (Psi Guides to Terrorists, Insurgents, and Armed Groups)by Lawrence E. Cline
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Operating in four African nations, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) routinely engages in human rights violations that include mutilation, murder, mass-scale abductions, and sex trafficking—and it has done so with seeming impunity for more than 20 years. This timely book offers a concise, expert analysis of Joseph Kony's terrorist organization, covering its historical antecedents, membership, operations, and ideology, as well as the ways in which it fits into a broader pattern of insurgencies. To facilitate a full understanding of the threat posed by the LRA, the author exposes the army's many atrocities, among them forced recruitment of child soldiers. Central Africa's ethnic, religious, and political tensions are examined, as is the corruption that feeds LRA operations. Finally, regional security measures, international responses, and issues related to the LRA and the International Criminal Court are examined in full.
A noted expert provides a detailed, if chilling, examination of one of the most brutal and long-lived insurgent groups in Africa: Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
Anyone who cares about human rights in the modern world will want to read this book.
Everyone concerned with the sanctity of human rights in the 21st century must read this book.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Lord's Resistance Army
• Analyzes the Lord's Resistance Army's background, ideology, and operations
• Assesses how the LRA's ideology and operations compare with other armed movements
• Describes various efforts to contain or end the group
• Describes the larger societal and political factors that can give rise to such groups, providing context for those interested in the overall security situation in East Africa
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