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Pressure mounts on Trump over troops killed in Niger

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Pressure mounts on Trump over troops killed in Niger

Post by Admin on Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:44 am

CBS NEWS Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:08 AM
Pressure mounts on Trump over troops killed in Niger
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CBS News' Major Garrett reports that from President Donald Trump's earliest days in office, he has urged field commanders to carry out more counter-terrorism operations, all the while promising minimum second-guessing from Washington.
President Trump ignored questions on Monday about the mission in Niger, but Dunford, his top military adviser, denied the Pentagon was withholding information.
He did release some basic details of the attack, saying that on October 3, a dozen U.S. soldiers joined more than two dozen Nigerien fighters on a mission north of Niger's capital, Niamey. A day later, the group came under attack from approximately 50 militants, described by Dunford as well-trained and well-equipped, and associated with or inspired by ISIS.
Gunfire raged for an hour before the Americans radioed for help. With minutes, a surveillance drone was overhead, but it was another hour before French air cover arrived. 
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What happened to our men?
Yes to a transparent and honest investigation.


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