The Embassy hosted 14\r\nstudents and staff from the U.S. Army War College based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.\r\nIn her remarks to the visiting team, H.E. Amb. Oliver Wonekha said Uganda and\r\nthe United States have for a long time worked together on a range of issues\r\nincluding regional defense and security, as well as economic prosperity. She said\r\nthe partnership between the two countries has been helpful in ridding the\r\nregion of the threat of the Lordí»s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group and\r\ncountering terrorism by the Somalia-based al-Shabaab.\r\n\r\n
The Deputy Chief of\r\nMission, Amb. Alfred Nnam made a presentation on regional security challenges\r\nand how Uganda, together with her neighbours, the African Union and the\r\ninternational community, have dealt with them. He said regional initiatives\r\nsuch as the East African Community (EAC), Inter-Governmental Authority on\r\nDevelopment (IGAD) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region\r\n(ICGLR) have been instrumental in not only managing conflicts, but also promoting\r\neconomic interdependence and social prosperity of the people.\r\n\r\n
The\r\nUS Army War College was established to educate and develop leaders for service\r\nat the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of\r\nLandpower.
Source: Stilson Muhwezi