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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Oct 2017 4:10 p.m. PST

Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger…


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

Meaning no disrespect, what were they doing in Niger?
That's ex French North Africa, their … ahem … sphere of influence. I hear they're pretty good at that sort of thing.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Oct 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

Africa Command says the U.S. forces are in Niger to provide training and security assistance to the Nigerien Armed Forces in their efforts against violent extremists.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

Easily done by the French, who are much more ruthless and pragmatic.
Not our problem.

princeman Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 4:53 p.m. PST

It is a tragedy to lose any member of our armed forces regardless where they are ordered to serve. My heart and prayers go out to those men and their families. Why they were sent there is a topic for another discussion.

tookey2304 Oct 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

Maybe an IED hit or RPG to a vehicle to knock off that many.

A good kill count but seeing as they made it back I guess not a total success for the militants.

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 4:16 a.m. PST

to side with French in Africa isn't a good idea… African French Policy it's a mess… they support puppet Governments whose leaders do not make the interests of their own people and, in practice, wage only a token or fake war VS Islamic terrorists.. Deleted by Moderator

princeman Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

Another of our Soldiers has passed away.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

My apologies if I seemed flippant about the loss of American Military.

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