Niger : Why US troops are in Niger

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    What really happened in Niger?

    ... There are lots of questions, fewer answers, and a healthy dose of conspiracy theories surrounding the deaths of four American troops in Niger earlier this month — a tragedy that has swiftly intensified into a fierce brawl over whether the Trump administration mishandled the mission ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/df57e8...53eb9f/ss_what-really-happened-in-niger?.html

    What really happened in Niger?

    Many Americans were surprised to learn this month that American troops are deployed to Niger at all, let alone so many of them — 800 at the time of the attack, according to the Pentagon. There are lots of questions, fewer answers, and a healthy...
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    THE DEATHS OF FOUR ELITE U.S. SOLDIERS IN NIGER SHOW WHY TRUMP MUST WAKE UP ON TERRORISM IN AFRICA
    BY MUHAMMAD FRASER-RAHIM

    The attack that resulted in the deaths of four elite U.S. special forces and five local soldiers and wounded two others in Niger last week shows the ongoing security challenges faced by U.S. personnel in a volatile part of West Africa ...

    http://www.newsweek.com/niger-attack-president-trump-us-military-684417

    The deaths of four elite U.S. soldiers in Niger show that Trump needs to step up on Africa| Opinion

    Militant groups including ISIS and Al-Qaeda are active across Africa.
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    Father of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson demands answers about son's death
    By Shyann Malone - Anchor/Reporter

    ..."First of all, I don't even know if he was buried, to be honest with you. That's the way I feel as the father, because me, or the wife or the family haven't seen the body yet," Terrence McGriff said. "How can I sleep at night not knowing if my son is living or dead?" ...


    https://www.local10.com/news/milita...vid-johnson-demands-answers-about-son-s-death

    Father of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson demands answers about son's death

    The biological father of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson told Local 10 News on Monday that he has doubts about his son's deaths and he wants answers about what really happened overseas.
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    Top US general reveals new info on Niger ambush
    By Zachary Cohen, CNN
    Updated 7:02 AM EDT, Tue October 24, 2017

    ... "It's important to note when they didn't ask for support for that first hour, my judgment would be that that unit thought they could handle the situation without additional support," Dunford said. "And so well we'll find out in the investigation exactly why it took an hour for them to call."

    Dunford said there is no indication that the US troops were operating outside their orders at the time of the ambush ...


    Video ... Lawmakers demand answers in Niger ambush (03:27)
    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/10/23/politics/dunford-niger-ambush-briefing/index.html

    Niger ambush: Gen. Joseph Dunford reveals new info

    The US troops attacked in Niger were on their way back to their operating base when they were ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters, according to Joint Chiefs Chairman...
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    Armed Services Dem: Pentagon not forthcoming about Niger attack
    BY JOHN BOWDEN

    ... "Our job is to understand what's going on in the region, to make an assessment of what our goals, what our objectives are in a broad way, and then to put in place the proper policies. For example, do we have an authorization to use force in this area or not? Very big question," Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) told CNN's OutFront ...

    thehill.com/policy/defense/357447-armed-services-dem-pentagon-not-forthcoming-about-niger-attack


     
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