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May 10, 2018

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attack

The incident in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017, that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and wounding of two more have resulted in changes and adjustments to how U.S. forces are employed in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Pentagon reporters.

May 10, 2018

Investigative Process Looks to Get Ground Truth to Leaders

The U.S. military is a learning and growing organization. Finding out what happens when tragedies or accidents occur is a priority for the Defense Department and the combatant commanders, Pentagon officials said, and the results can also affect interagency and international partners.

May 10, 2018

Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers and four Nigeriens, a military investigation has concluded.

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