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@gruffstuff wrote:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-forces-in-niger-were-denied-armed-drone-1509146561?tesla=y

 

U.S. Forces in Niger Were Denied Armed Drone New information shows ambushed Green Beret team was part of a larger, potentially more dangerous mission

 

U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but the request was blocked, raising questions about whether those forces had adequate protection against the dangers of their mission.

 

New information shows the Green Beret team was part of a larger mission, one potentially more dangerous than initially described, and one believed to merit an armed drone. But the request was blocked in a chain of approval that snakes through the Pentagon, State Department and the Nigerien government, according to officials briefed on the events.


Yet another example of political hacks making military decisions that get Americans killed, like jrbush sending us to War for Oil in Iraq and War for Whatever in Afghanistan, and Der Trumper increasing those risking their lives for whatever.

 

The ONLY assistance we need to be providing in Niger is intel from our unmanned surveillance assets and armed drones piloted from far away in support of the Nigerian Troops on the ground.

 

If that won't cut it, get Congress to declare War, and do it RIGHT - overwhelming force applied against a specific target until the target is destroyed.

 

Not worth a declaration of War from the gutless Congress? Good deal, then its not worth a single American life, is it?

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This goes right to the top, the white house and state dept. there needs to be a congressional investigation into these 4 tragic deaths on foreign soil.
So it begins.
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The government of Niger.


Q.  And whose responsible to get that authorization from Niger?

 

A.  The State Department.   Another agency in complete disarray, under-budgeted and under-performing under the trump Administration.


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The government of Niger.

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Why and by whom was the drone stoped! This persons name must be revealed .You are directly responsible for the tragedy of the lost of our soldiers and must be held accountable.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-forces-in-niger-were-denied-armed-drone-1509146561?tesla=y

 

U.S. Forces in Niger Were Denied Armed Drone New information shows ambushed Green Beret team was part of a larger, potentially more dangerous mission

 

U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but the request was blocked, raising questions about whether those forces had adequate protection against the dangers of their mission.

 

New information shows the Green Beret team was part of a larger mission, one potentially more dangerous than initially described, and one believed to merit an armed drone. But the request was blocked in a chain of approval that snakes through the Pentagon, State Department and the Nigerien government, according to officials briefed on the events.

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