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        12/20/2013, Tevet 17, 5774

      Obama Deploys Military Personnel to South Sudan


      United States President Barack Obama has deployed a small military contingent to South Sudan, to help bolster security at the American Embassy amid escalating violence in the fledgling African nation.

      In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Obama said the 45 military personnel were sent to South Sudan a day earlier. Obama said their purpose was to protect U.S. citizens and property and that they would remain in South Sudan until the security situation there improved.