U.S. Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa
The pledge will help finance a 5,000-troop force from five African nations including Niger, where four American soldiers were killed in early October.
In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape
Militants and smugglers operate in the impoverished African country, where the scale of American military involvement has surprised even high-ranking senators.
Will Congress Ever Limit the Forever-Expanding 9/11 War?
The deaths of American troops in Niger are sharpening scrutiny of the erosion of constraints on presidential war-making powers.
How to Cut Child Poverty
Or is a tax cut for the rich more important?
U.S. Soldiers Were Separated From Unit in Niger Ambush, Officials Say
New details have changed the timeline to the attack as Pentagon officials investigate the ambush that left four Americans and five Nigeriens dead.
‘Benghazi on Steroids’? Niger Claims Range From Premature to Conspiratorial
Liberal blogs’ claims have dubiously blamed the deaths of four Americans in Niger on President Trump’s Pentagon, travel ban and even alleged ties to Russia.
Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Ambush in Niger
A back-and-forth between President Trump and the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger has figured heavily in the news. But what actually happened?
U.S. Troops Ambushed in Niger Waited an Hour to Call for Help
The Pentagon has not determined why the soldiers waited to seek backup. A top official said they might have thought they could withstand the deadly attack.
The Sergeant Caught in a Trump Controversy
Sgt. La David Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an attack in Niger this month. President Trump’s condolence call with Mr. Johnson’s widow became a political issue.
Soldier’s Widow Says Trump Struggled to Remember Sgt. La David Johnson’s Name
“That’s what hurt me the most,” Myeshia Johnson said of a condolence call President Trump made after her husband was killed in an ambush in Niger.
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