The White House announced May 6 that the United States will send a team of military personnel, hostage negotiators, and intelligence experts to assist Nigerian authorities in finding the 276 teenage girls kidnapped in Chibok last month. Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay believes that sending a handful of U.S. troops will not make a long-term contribution to the terrorist threat, given the inaction of Nigeria’s leaders. The solution, she writes, is to improve basic services and the standard of living, as well as provide more economic opportunities for all.