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After the Niger Ambush, I Trusted the Army To Find Answers. Instead, I Was Punished.

Excerpts: I joined the Army in 2004, during a time of war, and deployed with units that I called family. A few years later, I joined another family, called the Special Forces, because I expected the level of trust would be even higher. In between deployments I started a family of my own. It was […]

Don’t Discount The Threat Posed By Returning Female Foreign Fighters/Jihadists

Don’t Discount the Threat Posed by Female Foreign Fighters georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org · by GSSR · May 9, 2019 May 09, 2019 ISIS’ all-female al-Khansaa brigade, a morality police, ensures women in the caliphate adhere to Islamic norms. Photo Credit: The Strait Times. By: Alicia Chavy, Columnist In December, the U.S. announced that it would withdraw its troops from Syria, […]

General Robert Brown, Commander U.S. Army Pacific Will Conduct “Fresh Review” Of Report & Punishments Regarding The Niger Special Operations Mission And Ambush That Killed 4 U.S. Troops In 2017 

General Robert Brown, Commander U.S. Army Pacific Will Conduct “Fresh Review” Of Report & Punishments Regarding The Niger Special Operations Mission And Ambush That Killed 4 U.S. Troops In 2017    https://fortunascorner.com      Various media outlets are reporting that Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has appointed General Robert Brown, Commanding General, U.S. Army […]

Shanahan’s Efforts To Reopen Niger Probe Surprise Military Officials

Shanahan’s efforts to reopen Niger probe surprise military officials CNN · by Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr, CNN (CNN)Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is seeking to tap a senior US military officer to oversee possible punishments and re-open the probe relating to the 2017 Niger ambush that left four US soldiers dead, a move that has caught several […]

The Botched Niger Mission Was A Leadership Failure. I’ve Seen It Happen Before.

The Botched Niger Mission Was a Leadership Failure. I’ve Seen It Happen Before. The New York Times · by Andrea N. Goldstein · February 28, 2019 At War In a photograph released by the military, the remains of Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright were returned to Dover, Del., in October 2017 after he and three others were killed […]

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry And Army Revisits Who Is To Blame

Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry And Army Revisits Who Is To Blame The New York Times · by Thomas Gibbons-Neff · December 7, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was livid over decisions taken following an investigation into a 2017 ambush in Niger that killed four Americans on a Green Beret team. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was […]

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program al-monitor.com · by Bryant Harris · November 13, 2018   Bryant Harris November 13, 2018p Article SummaryLawmakers want a coherent strategy for the desert region from the Donald Trump administration.REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinRep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, speaks at the Capitol Hill National Security Forum at the US Capitol in Washington, June 21, […]

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Weapons China Sells To Africa

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154189/everything-you-need-know-about-weapons-china-sells?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180709&utm_campaign=scmp_china&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2289620&sc_llid=24240&sc_lid=153177779&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email A pledge by officials to boost defence ties at a high-level security forum would come on top of a 55 per cent jump in five-year arms sales by China to Africa PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 10:32am UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 10:32am Lee Jeong-ho When defence officials from China and the […]

Military Cites Broad Failures In Deadly Niger Ambush, But Assigns No Direct Blame

Military Cites Broad Failures in Deadly Niger Ambush, but Assigns No Direct Blame The New York Times · by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt May 10, 2018·  WASHINGTON — A Defense Department investigation of a Special Forces mission in Niger released Thursday found widespread problems across all levels of the military operation, but concludes that […]