The United States has no plans to intervene in Somalia. But it is deploying military advisers to another African country – Uganda.
President Obama says he's sending 100 American troops to help and advise government forces fighting the Lords Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA is a small rebel group that's notorious for its brutality.
It's known for abducting children and in some cases, cutting off the lips of its victims.
This isn't the first time the US has tried to help in the fight against the LRA.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Jendayi Frazer, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the Bush administration.