I co-wrote an article for The Cipher Brief with Professor Ron Atkinson outlining the effects of the US strategy in dealing with the LRA. In short, the LRA remains a real threat to civilians in Central Africa. Here is an excerpt.
This joint effort has succeeded in significantly weakening the LRA. According to our research, in 2011, when the U.S. became involved in operations, more than 400 LRA fighters, mostly Ugandan, comprised the backbone of the LRA. Today, fewer than 100 LRA fighters remain, with only about 50 of Ugandan origin and about 20 of whom have gone ‘rogue’ and are no longer in contact with leader Joseph Kony. In short, today’s LRA is comprised of around 100 armed men and an additional 50-80 women and children.
Entire article can be found here.