Pentagon Report: Command, Intelligence And Strategic Failures Led To Niger Ambush That Killed U.S. Soldiers

Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, and Sgt. La David T. Johnson (U.S. Army photos)

Military.com: Command Failures Led to Niger Ambush, Explosive Report Shows

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that the Pentagon investigation of the Niger ambush in which four U.S. troops were killed is close to being wrapped up, but that was before The New York Times published a detailed and damning report based partly on a video of the firefight.

On his plane back to the U.S. following a week-long trip to Europe, Mattis told reporters traveling with him that Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the AfriCom commander, has an unspecified timeline for completing his review of the draft of the Article 15-6 fact-finding investigation.

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Update #1: Major intelligence, strategic failures helped spur US soldiers' deaths in Niger, report says (FOX News)
Update #2: Pentagon Report: Command Failure Led to Deadly Niger Ambush (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: The New York Time's report on the Niger mission can be read here .... An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert (New York Times)

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