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3 US servicemen killed

http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=50293782

killed in Niger
seems very complicated and difficult as you have to trust the host country's military in a combined patrol like this one

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seems very complicated and difficult as you have to trust the host country's military in a combined patrol like this one
It is BS when a president has to address and micro-manage and report on every squad sized action in an active combat zone (where US troops were deployed by the previous administration).

This is not a new conflict area. US troops work in combat areas...US troops get shot at. Even in low threat areas US troops will get hit eventually. It is definitely worthy our notice but why does it rise to the level of requiring presidential response of high level press briefings (which seems to be the way this is heading).
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It is BS when a president has to address and micro-manage and report on every squad sized action in an active combat zone (where US troops were deployed by the previous administration).

This is not a new conflict area. US troops work in combat areas...US troops get shot at. Even in low threat areas US troops will get hit eventually. It is definitely worthy our notice but why does it rise to the level of requiring presidential response of high level press briefings (which seems to be the way this is heading).

Excuse me just to be clear my response is directed more towards the linked article than the OP.s post.
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..US troops work in combat areas...US troops get shot at...
Yes, full credit to them and all troops everywhere..

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Small error in the article it was not Nigerian solders but Nigeria all so it was a rather larger ambush that could of target the US forces. Maybe in a hope that a few dead Americans would have them leave.
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I looked for Niamey and it is in Niger. The author obviously does not know Geography. I am curious now If Nigerians are from Nigeria, what do we call people from Niger?

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4 dead now. Guys had to be rescued by the French.
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How much trouble is Dunsford in over this matter/ Will this effect his chances of being confirmed for another 2 yrs?
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4 US Soldiers Were Reportedly ‘Left Behind’ Amid Deadly Niger Ambush

I just want to know, was it because the French didn't have enough room for them on the helos and that's why they were left behind? Even still, that seems stupid. Maybe 3 of them stayed behind to recover the 4th guy who ended up a mile away?
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Was not capable to find additional information in the French press.
But I sincerely believe that our troops wouldn't have left your guys behind even if the Caracal or the super Puma are no Chinooks.They are brother in arms.
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