US Planes Search Nigeria for Girls, But Can’t Say What They Found

US Law Bans Intelligence Sharing With Nigeria

US military spy planes have been deployed to northern Nigeria, and are combing the area in search of 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. The planes are confirmed to have “collected some intelligence.

Sounds a little vague, right? Well don’t expect them to ever confirm finding anything at all, because US law forbids sharing intelligence with countries with “significant human rights violations,” like Nigeria.

The US has deployed 26 “advisers” to Nigeria to help with the search for the girls, who are believed to be in the forest outside of the town from which they were captured.

The kidnappings have drawn unusual attention to the multi-year terror campaign of Boko Haram, and the Obama Administration seems eager, as ever, to jump on board with any conflict they can throw military assets at.

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