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pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in niger


members of congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the african nation of niger killed four u.s. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. the white house defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed into a political dispute in the united states.






pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in niger


washington (ap) — members of congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the african nation of niger killed four u.s. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. the white house defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed into a […]






trump administration faces demands for answers on deadly attack in niger


members of congress demanded answers thursday two weeks after an ambush in the african nation of niger killed four u.s. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas.






pentagon probing troubling questions after deadly niger ambush


defense secretary james n. mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in niger left four u.s. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to west africa begins its work. the growing...






u.s. probing if 'unapproved mission' led to niger deaths


the pentagon is trying to determine whether u.s. forces involved in a deadly ambush in niger this month diverted from their patrol to embark on an unapproved mission.






what we know about the deadly ambush in niger


exact details of the niger ambush have been slow to emerge, including the military's immediate response






us officials: 4th us soldier dead after attack in niger


after an extensive search, a u.s. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in niger was found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of islamic extremists on a joint patrol of american and niger forces, u.s. military officials said friday.






fourth us soldier found dead in niger attack


after an extensive search, a u.s. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of islamic extremists on a joint patrol of american and niger forces, u.s. officials said friday.






boko haram suspected in deadly niger attack


nine people killed, about 40 people abducted in a village near niger's southeastern city of diffa, officials say.






missing u.s. commando found dead in niger desert two days after deadly ambush


after an intense two-day search, local military forces friday recovered the body of a u.s. army commando who was inadvertently left behind after a daylight ambush by militants killed three other green berets in a rugged border region in niger. pentagon officials had not previously announced that...






pentagon says an al-qaida leader was killed in afghanistan airstrike


a u.s. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in afghanistan killed an al-qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the sri lankan cricket team, the pentagon said saturday. in confirming the death of qari yasin, u.s. officials...






mccain: white house not forthcoming about deadly assault


niger mission was deemed low risk but attack by "well-trained, well-equipped and well-organized" militants left four u.s. soldiers dead






mccain: white house not forthcoming about deadly ambush


niger mission was deemed low risk but attack by "well-trained, well-equipped and well-organized" militants left four u.s. soldiers dead






3 american soldiers killed, 1 wounded in attack by afghan soldier


three u.s. soldiers were killed and another was wounded saturday in eastern afghanistan, the pentagon said. an afghan official said the deaths and injury stem from an attack by an afghan soldier, who also died. in a statement from washington, the pentagon didn't provide details about what led to...






a deadly ambush in niger, and quiet in washington — until now


highlights of the nearly two weeks since four soldiers were ambushed and killed by suspected isis sympathizers in niger: president trump was silent until monday. when he finally spoke, in answer to a question, he ignited a controversy that once again had him at odds with a gold star family.






questions and answers about the attack in niger


there’s a lot we still don’t know about what happened in niger and why four american soldiers died there. these facts have emerged:






3 us army special operations commandos killed in niger


niger's president mahamadou issoufou has condemned the attack by mali-based extremists in the country's west that killed several niger soldiers and three u.s. army special operations commandos.






mattis meets with mccain amid questions about niger ambush


mccain said thursday that he hoped to be briefed soon by the administration about the niger attack early this month that left four u.s. soldiers dead






pentagon: an al-qaida leader killed in afghanistan airstrike


washington (ap) — a u.s. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in afghanistan killed an al-qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the sri lankan cricket team, the pentagon said saturday. in confirming the death of qari yasin, u.s. officials said yasin was […]






extremists attack niger military patrol, kill 15 soldiers


a spokesman for niger's military says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an attack by islamic extremists on a patrol near the country's border with mali.






defense secretary meets with mccain over fatal niger attack


defense secretary jim mattis met with the chairman of the senate armed services committee as lawmakers demand answers two weeks after an ambush in niger killed four u.s. soldiers.






troops killed in ambush on joint niger-us patrol


five nigerien and three us special forces killed in attack on joint patrol in southwest niger, officials say.






troops killed in ambush on joint niger-us patrol


five nigerien and three us special forces killed in attack on joint patrol in southwest niger, officials say.






pentagon: 'active preparations' by syria for chemical attack


the pentagon on tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a white house statement hours earlier that the syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.






syria making “active preparations” for chemical attack, pentagon says


the pentagon on tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a white house statement hours earlier that the syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.






pentagon: syria has taken ‘active preparations’ for another chemical attack


the pentagon said tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a white house threat that the syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack. the u.s. accusation and ominous warning marked a further escalation...






pentagon: syria has taken ‘active preparations’ for another chemical attack


the pentagon on tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a white house statement hours earlier that the syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack. the u.s. accusation and ominous warning marked a further...






boko haram extremists attack niger village, killing 9


residents say boko haram extremists have killed at least nine people and taken at least 40 others hostage after attacking a village in niger's southeast.






niger attack highlights us involvement in africa


the ambush that took the lives of three american special forces soldiers and wounded two others in niger on wednesday highlights the little-noticed but growing american involvement in contested pockets of africa, where jihadist groups have taken root and washington is rushing to backstop allies.






blast kills u.s. service member in iraq, pentagon says


the pentagon says an explosive device has killed a u.s. service member outside mosul, iraq. the pentagon on saturday did not provide any further details, stating further information would be released as appropriate. saturday's incident marks the second american military fatality since the start...






after niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to u


as america increases its military footprint in some of africa’s most dangerous trouble spots, confronting extremist affiliates of al qaeda and islamic state, the risk of intelligence failures and more combat deaths is mounting. u.s. special forces who accompanied niger’s military at a meeting of...






after niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadis posing a growing danger to u.s


as america increases its military footprint in some of africa’s most dangerous trouble spots, confronting extremist affiliates of al qaeda and islamic state, the risk of intelligence failures and more combat deaths is mounting. u.s. special forces who accompanied niger’s military at a meeting of...






philippine police question driver in casino attack probe


police in the philippines said saturday that they are questioning a taxi driver who may have details about the suspect in a deadly casino attack in manila that left at least 38 people dead.






philippine police questioning driver in casino attack probe


police in the philippines said saturday they are questioning a taxi driver who may have details about the suspect in a deadly casino attack in manila that left at least 38 people dead.






us soldier dies in afghanistan after attack: pentagon


a 19-year-old american soldier has died in afghanistan’s helmand province from wounds received in an attack, the pentagon said on wednesday. private first class hansen kirkpatrick of wasilla, alaska, died on monday when he was struck by “indirect fire,” a military term that usually...