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Will Congress Ever Limit the Forever-Expanding 9/11 War?

Will Congress Ever Limit the Forever-Expanding 9/11 War?

Special Forces troops at the burial service in Florida this past week for Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger.
In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape

In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape

The burial in Florida of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, one of four Americans killed on patrol in Niger this month.
In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape

In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape

The burial in Florida of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, one of four Americans killed on patrol in Niger this month.
New $400m army to fight human traffickers and terrorists faces UN moment of truth

New $400m army to fight human traffickers and terrorists faces UN moment of truth

Plan for 5-nation force in the Sahel strongly backed by France and Italy but funding resisted by Trump administration Unprecedented plans to combat human trafficking and terrorism across the Sahel and
U.S. Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa

U.S. Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa

An American trainer with Chadian soldiers in exercises in Ndjamena, Chad, early this year.
Rep. Barbara Lee: Paul Ryan Won’t Debate Niger and Our Shadow Wars

Rep. Barbara Lee: Paul Ryan Won’t Debate Niger and Our Shadow Wars

On Oct. 30, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in front of the Senate to shed light on the tragedy in Niger. But one question went conspicuously
Green Berets in Niger Were Part of Mission Obama Authorized

Green Berets in Niger Were Part of Mission Obama Authorized

The Trump administration has not authorized any new missions in Niger since taking office in January, defense officials tell Breitbart News.
US special forces 'fought Niger ambush alone after local troops fled'

US special forces 'fought Niger ambush alone after local troops fled'

Serving and retired officers say soldiers also tried to convince French jets to engage in incident in which four Green Berets diedThe US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month
Guardian: American Troops Fought Ambush Alone when Allies Fled

Guardian: American Troops Fought Ambush Alone when Allies Fled

This article originally appeared at The Guardian: The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled
US, Niger dispute facts in jihadist attack that killed four US troops

US, Niger dispute facts in jihadist attack that killed four US troops

A month after an extremist ambush in Niger killed eight US and Nigerien troops, the two sides' officials still cannot agree on the sequence of events leading to the incident or even, possibly more
A swarm of motorbikes, then heavy fire: witnesses shed new light on Niger attack

A swarm of motorbikes, then heavy fire: witnesses shed new light on Niger attack

According to locals, ambushed US special forces faced overwhelming, sustained attack from militants – and Nigerien authorities failed to react when alertedNew details of the attack in which four US
Populism and immigration pose major threat to global democracy, study says

Populism and immigration pose major threat to global democracy, study says

Inequality and vulnerability of technology-based voting systems to corruption also identified by researchers as factors in slowing spread of democracyThe spread of democracy around the world has
U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

The Pentagon revealed Tuesday that military investigators made a grisly discovery this month when they stumbled upon additional human remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Oct. 4 ambush in
U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

The Pentagon revealed Tuesday that military investigators made a grisly discovery this month when they stumbled upon additional human remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Oct. 4 ambush in
More Remains of Sgt. La David Johnson Discovered in Niger, Weeks After Funeral

More Remains of Sgt. La David Johnson Discovered in Niger, Weeks After Funeral

Almost a month after the funeral of Sgt. La David Johnson, questions remain as to how he was killed and what was in the casket his wife hovered over and said her last goodbyes to in October. Read
236 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers, Police Say

236 Children Rescued From Human Traffickers, Police Say

Unusually, most of the suspects are women
Europe’s outrage over the African migrant slave trade in Libya is hypocritical

Europe’s outrage over the African migrant slave trade in Libya is hypocritical

On Nov. 17, CNN broadcast a video showing traders buying and selling migrants from West Africa for a few hundred dollars in a Libyan marketplace.…
Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

A Reaper drone at a French military base in Niamey, Niger, in October.
Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

A Reaper drone at a French military base in Niamey, Niger, in October.

US Military Stretched Thin in 50 African Nations

The Pentagon has nearly 6,000 servicemen stationed across 50 of 54 countries in Africa.