from the remote village of Chibok, in Asokoro, Abuja May 13, 2014.
In a letter to Congress, Obama said the decision was made "in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests."
In addition to the troops, which are an expansion of U.S. resources devoted to the search, the Pentagon has deployed the Global Hawk drone and the MC-12 Liberty reconnaissance plane to hunt for the girls.
The unit will remain in Chad “until its support resolving the kidnapping is no longer required,” the [letter] said.Here is the text of the letter to Congress:
The Pentagon recently dispatched a team of eight experts to the Nigerian capital to help search for the more than 200 schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram, a group that holds sway over remote areas in northern Nigeria. They are working with roughly two dozen other U.S. law enforcement and intelligence personnel advising the Nigerian government on the recovery effort.