What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Niger Anyway?

 

I gots to know!  WTF?

While I was in the hospital the bad news came out that we lost 4 good soldiers to an ambush in Niger in West Africa….NIGER?

I knew we had troops all over the world fighting and advising but sub-Saharan Niger….why?

Is the a good reason for this ?  I know AQ ans ISIS love these types of areas because of remoteness and weal government….but Niger?

On October 4, four U.S. troops and five Nigerians were killed in ambush by heavily armed ISIS-affiliated fighters near the restive Mali border in Niger. While the press has been obsessed with how Pres

Source: What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Niger Anyway? | The American Conservative

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4 thoughts on “What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Niger Anyway?

  1. I’m guessing the usual reasons. Untapped mineral resources, the chance of finding god or diamonds, even oil. Or just seeking to control another puppet government. One thing’s for sure, they are not there for altruistic reasons.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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