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Saturday, October 28, 2017

A request by U.S. military officials to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets in Niger before a deadly ambush earlier this month was denied, according to a Wall Street Journal report. That the request was blocked in the approval process -- which goes through the Pentagon, State Department and the Nigerien government -- throws into further question whether the Green Berets had adequate cover on the Oct. 4 mission that ended in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers.

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Since the ambush, the troops' mission has been revealed to have been potentially more dangerous than U.S. officials initially let on.

The unit was initially charged with training Nigerien forces. But then the team was told to advise Nigerien quick-reaction forces on a mission to capture or kill a wanted terrorist in the region, the Journal reported.

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donnie dealbreaker lied, 4 Americans died.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 02:41 PM | Reply

Who needs an armed drone when the bloated dotard is going to send his warmest condolences?

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-10-28 03:30 PM | Reply

Donnie blames his generals then pisses on the soldiers corpses. At least he isn't black.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-28 03:42 PM | Reply

I think we need a full congressional investigation. The Secretary of State and the dotard included.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-10-28 06:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You go to war with the army you have
--Rummy

You go to war when and where the generals tell you. If you get shot or killed, you're on your own
--The Dotard

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-29 05:00 PM | Reply

They knew what they had signed up for.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2017-10-30 09:37 AM | Reply

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