Category niger

Inside The Botched Raid That Left Four U.S. Soldiers Dead In Niger

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell, and his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell’s Comments:  From Buzzfeed.   “A lot of speculation in this to include from sources that may not really be able to offer credible assessments.  But I would really […]

The Probe Into Whether SEAL Team 6 Commandos Killed An American Soldier In Mali, Explained

David Maxwell Comment:  “Still many questions on what happened and why.     But the issues of authorities and oversight of SOF need to be discussed.  We need the right authorities with the proper oversight.” The probe into whether SEAL Team 6 commandos killed an American soldier in Mali, explained By Alex Ward, View Original November […]

After Niger, Is America’s ‘Light Footprint’ Counterterrorism Strategy Sustainable?

Excerpt: The question is whether the United States can tolerate this dissonance between what the public wants and the costs it is willing to bear to get it. How many shocks like Niger will it take for Congress and the public to become fully disillusioned with the light footprint? Right now, that approach seems to […]

Green Beret Found SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

Green Beret Found SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed. KEVIN MAURER, SPENCER ACKERMAN 11.12.17 8:00 PM ET   PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY THE DAILY BEAST Logan Melgar hadn’t had a drink on June 4. The Green Beret sergeant’s dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom […]

U.S. Special Forces ‘Fought Niger Ambush Alone After Local Troops Fled’

David Maxwell:  Really?  Excerpt: …retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. U.S. Special Forces ‘Fought Niger Ambush Alone After Local Troops Fled’ The Guardian · by Jason Burke · November 4, 2017 Comrades of Sgt La David Johnson cry at his burial service on 21 October in Hollywood, Florida. Johnson and three other US soldiers […]

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion In Strangling Of Green Beret In Mali

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali By Eric Schmitt, View Original October 29th, 2017 WASHINGTON — Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret on assignment in Mali in June, military officials say. Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, […]

U.S. Soldiers Were Separated From Unit In Niger Ambush, Officials Say

U.S. Soldiers Were Separated From Unit in Niger Ambush, Officials Say By  Thomas Gibbons-neff and Eric Schmitt, View Original October 27th, 2017 Senator John McCain said after Pentagon officials briefed lawmakers on Thursday that he still had “100 questions” about the deadly ambush in Niger this month. Credit Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPhoto by: Mark Wilson/Getty Images […]

Green Berets Ambushed In Niger Were Gathering Info On Terrorist

Green Berets ambushed in Niger were gathering info on terrorist: report By Ellen Mitchell, View Original October 24th, 2017 The U.S. soldiers involved in the deadly Niger ambush earlier this month were gathering intelligence on a terrorist leader in the area, CNN reported. Two military officials told CNN that the unit was not on a kill or […]

Survivor Describes Chilling Details Of Deadly Niger Ambush – And, Acts Of Heroism

Survivor describes chilling details of deadly Niger ambush By Adam Ciralsky, View Original October 24th, 2017 Nearly three weeks after the deadly ambush on U.S. Special Ops forces in Niger, ABC News has learned chilling new details about the mission gone wrong from a survivor of the attack and a senior U.S. intelligence official. Their accounts, provided […]

U.S. Troops Were Reportedly Chasing A High-Value Target When They Were Ambushed In Niger

US troops were reportedly chasing a high-value target when they were ambushed in Niger By David Choi, View Original October 24th, 2017 Nigerien service members in a multinational military exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 3, 2017. US Army The US Special Forces detachment that was ambushed in Niger was reportedly on a reconnaissance mission when it […]