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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


 

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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/military/father-of-u-s-army-sgt-la-david-johnson-demands-answers-about-son-s-death


 

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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


 
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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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