Fallout from Niger ambush could scale back Africa missions, strip commanders of autonomy

February 13, 2018 9:50 pm militarytimes.com
Fallout from Niger ambush could scale back Africa missions, strip commanders of autonomy

A probe into the Niger ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers is expected to recommend reducing ground missions in West Africa and stripping field commanders of the autonomy that allows them to send service members on risky missions, The New York Times reported. Although the report has not been released, two military officials with knowledge of the findings spoke to the Times on condition of anonymity. The military investigation focused…

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