President Obama said his decision to send 100 special forces troops to the central African nation of Uganda was a difficult one.
The troops will be helping in the country's battle against the Lord's Resistance Army.
The president told ABC News that the LRA has vicious killers who terrorize villages. He added that there's been strong support for the move across the political spectrum.
Misleading information has led some to believe the LRA is a Christian organization.
But CBN News International Correspondent Gary Lane said that's far from the truth. He explained that the group has engaged in a campaign of murder, rape, and kidnapping for the last two decades.
"It has nothing to do with Christianity. It is a cult," he said.
Read more on Gary Lane's blog on why the U.S. has joined the fight against the LRA.
Lane said the group's leader, Joseph Kony, "has a very twisted sense of the Bible, the Ten Commandments and so forth."
"He is not a good guy," Lane said. "He has been wreaking havoc on this area for about 20 years now."
The White House and human rights groups have charged the LRA with kidnapping children and forcing them to become soldiers or sex slaves.