Nightly News   |  October 14, 2011

Obama sends U.S. trainers to African countries

President Obama has ordered up to 100 U.S. military trainers to central Africa. The first Green Berets arrived in Uganda this week. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: President Obama has tonight ordered troops to deploy overseas. Up to 100 US military trainers are on their way to Uganda in Central Africa . They'll help to fight a small but brutal rebel group responsible for atrocities that have gone on for decades. The first dozen Green Berets arrived in Uganda earlier this week. Other American trainers will be deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo , Central African Republic , and South Sudan .