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The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger

The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in NigerHint: This is a local and regional conflict, not a global one.



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Second U.S. military team was in vicinity of Niger ambush: Pentagon

Second U.S. military team was in vicinity of Niger ambush: PentagonThe Pentagon said on Thursday there was a second U.S. military team in the vicinity of an ambush in Niger earlier this month that killed four U.S. soldiers. The ambush, which U.S. officials believe was carried out by a local Islamic State affiliate, has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African country. “There are other teams that operate in Niger, there was one that had something to do with this operation,” said Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, joint staff director.



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Second US team operated near site of Niger ambush: Pentagon

Second US team operated near site of Niger ambush: PentagonA second team of American soldiers was operating close to the site of a deadly ambush on a US-Niger patrol, the Pentagon said Thursday, adding a new element to the much-scrutinized operation. “There are other teams that operate in Niger. There was one that had something to do with this operation,” Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said.



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Donald Trump Throws U.S. Generals Under The Bus In Regard To Niger Attack

Donald Trump Throws U.S. Generals Under The Bus In Regard To Niger AttackHistory has shown that it’s an unspoken rule for the commander in chief to take responsibility for the deaths of U.S. troops abroad, even if he wasn’t involved in the planning or the execution of whatever mission went awry.



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US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troopsWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official said Tuesday.



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US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troopsWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandos and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official says.



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Widow Of U.S. Soldier Killed In Niger: Trump's Call 'Made Me Cry Even Worse'

Widow Of U.S. Soldier Killed In Niger: Trump's Call 'Made Me Cry Even Worse'The widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger confirmed a congresswoman’s account about her phone call with President Donald Trump, which ignited a political firestorm.



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U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush

U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambushBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military’s presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the west African country. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said in separate interviews that they support Republican Senator John McCain’s effort to get answers from the Pentagon on the ambush and more broadly on the U.S. fight against ISIS in Niger.



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Graham: Troops Were in Niger 'To Defend America'

Graham: Troops Were in Niger 'To Defend America'Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that the Senate is trying to create a new process to help track where American forces are deployed across the world.



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Graham: Troops Were in Niger 'To Defend America'

Graham: Troops Were in Niger 'To Defend America'Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that the Senate is trying to create a new process to help track where American forces are deployed across the world.



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