(The Daily Beast) – The U.S. military has announced it is sending as many as 300 troops to the African nation of Cameroon, now threatened by the infamous Boko Haram group that originated in neighboring Nigeria. The aim of the Americans on what’s described as a temporary mission is to gather intelligence, operate drones, and train up units of the Cameroon military to hunt down and kill Boko Haram fighters. In concrete terms, what that means is that the Americans will be helping to hunt down and kill children who’ve been kidnapped, terrorized and turned into soldiers by a group that claims a connection to the so-called Islamic State in distant Syria and Iraq.