Lawmakers: Lots Of Unanswered Questions Remain About Niger Ambush

Lawmakers: Lots of Unanswered Questions Remain About Niger Ambush

WASHINGTON — The powerful head of the Senate Armed Services Committee says there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the Oct. 4 ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers.
Two senior Pentagon officials briefed Republican John McCain and other committee members behind closed doors Thursday. They heard from Robert Karem, assistant secretary for International Security Affairs, and Air Force Major General Albert Elton, the deputy director for special operations and counterterrorism.
McCain said he is pleased with the cooperation from the Pentagon but that there is still lots more he wants to know.
“What was the strategy, why …

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