Kony. The name hits a nerve around countless social media networks. Teenagers are finally becoming involved in a word issue. They are all advocating for our government to send our military into Africa to train troops and find Kony. While I do agree Joseph Kony is the worst kind of person and he should be found, I don’t think we should be getting into a fight that doesn’t involve us so soon after such a large-scale war. So many teenagers are pressured to join the “Stop Kony 2012 Group” without even knowing what the cause is advocating for. Personally, I hadn’t even heard the name Kony before I was asked by four different people I hadn’t talked to in years to join the cause. I was even tempted to join the cause, so many of my friends had joined it, and I didn’t want to be the odd one out. After some thought, however, I decided to do some research before I joined the group, so I Googled his name. After watching the YouTube video and reading a few articles on him, I decided to let their numerous requests stand. While I did agree with many of the videos points about stopping him, I didn’t think sending our troops into a conflict that could put America into more debt was wise. Who knows what this Ugandan Warlord is capable of? He has heard about his name reaching the government of America, and I can imagine he is not too happy. As a big influence in the criminal world, I imagine he could create another catastrophe like 9/11 with little difficulty. Kony has gone into hiding; which means he could be anywhere. An uncharted plane could have taken him anywhere in the world and we wouldn’t know. Even if he still is in Africa, that’s a whole country and going on a 7 year search for him is not the best plan. We have no idea where he is, yet we are still thinking of sending troops to go find him. You can’t find him if you don’t know where to start. If we had every unconventional military force working on finding him, we might have somewhere to start. If we knew where he was, sending a small platoon of Delta Force, SEAL, or Force Recon soldiers wouldn’t be that difficult. If other countries were to offer their help finding Kony, it would be a different story. As of now, we have no foreign support. Uganda’s military isn’t capable of finding him on their own, and even with our help it would be very difficult. Seeing as I am going to Africa, I was a bit biased at first. My instinct was to find him and kill him. But after really thinking about it and examining the facts, I realized what a danger sending troops to Africa right now would be. If I was in charge of the decision, I would keep tabs on any foreign intelligence containing the name Joseph Kony, and wait for our country to recover from the war. I am pro-military, but I also want whats best for our country. Going into Africa, guns blazing, is not the way to solve this problem.