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US soldiers didn’t have approval
for deadly Niger mission

New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/6/2018 1:58:12 PM

The US Special Forces team didn’t have the required approval for the mission that left four soldiers dead last October in Niger, a military investigation has concluded. Officials said the elite unit set out from the beginning to hunt for Doundou Chefou, a dangerous militant who is believed to have kidnapped an American aid worker, without alerting higher-level commanders.As a result, commanders couldn’t accurately assess the mission’s risk level, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. It was initially thought that the Special Forces team was redirected to target Chefou while on a mission to meet local Nigerien leaders. The

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hpmatt, 3/6/2018 2:40:54 PM     (No. 11564109)

The special operators just cooked this one up on their own....eh? Yeah, sure....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/6/2018 3:02:20 PM     (No. 11564126)

"Naturally, Jim, should you or any member of your team be killed or captured during this mission, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."

Sounds familiar.

Here is what I know. first- US forces had NO business being there. 2nd- US forces do not operate rogue!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 3/6/2018 4:13:28 PM     (No. 11564183)

My BS detector just pegged.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 3/6/2018 4:56:57 PM     (No. 11564215)

Pentagonal Perfumed Princes Protecting Pensions by Peeing on Peasant Professionals

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bighambone, 3/6/2018 6:33:47 PM     (No. 11564277)

Where were the officers when all that was taking place?

Back when the British had a big military and operated all over the world, when things went to crap, the people in charge investigating the matter were supposed to always start with the premise that there are no bad soldiers, just bad officers, and go from there.

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