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2 years ago

Families blast decision not to punish higher-ranking officers in Niger ambush

The families of four U.S. soldiers, who were killed in the 2017 Niger ambush, are blasting the Pentagon's decision not to punish higher-ranking officers for their role.
2 years ago
Families blast decision not to punish higher-ranking officers in Niger ambush
2 years ago

Pentagon orders new, limited review of investigation into deadly 2017 Niger attack

A four-star general is to review the investigation into the deadly, 2017 attack in Niger that killed four soldiers and decide if more disciplinary actions are warranted.
2 years ago
 Pentagon orders new, limited review of investigation into deadly 2017 Niger attack
3 years ago

Commander calls 'integration and training with partnered forces in Niger inadequate'

Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser gave remarks following the investigation of the Oct. 4, 2017, attack that killed four U.S. soldiers.
3 years ago
Commander calls 'integration and training with partnered forces in Niger inadequate'
3 years ago

Multiple failures led to ambush of American soldiers in Niger: Military investigation

A military probe found failures led to the ambush of American soldiers in Niger.
3 years ago
Multiple failures led to ambush of American soldiers in Niger: Military Probe
3 years ago

US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, 'left behind' in hunt for ISIS leader

Four Army special operations soldiers killed in action during an ambush in Niger last October were part of a largely inexperienced and lightly-armed team.
3 years ago
US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, 'left behind' in hunt for ISIS leader
3 years ago

Video shows US soldiers weeks before deadly Niger attack

The series "Chain of Command" airs on the National Geographic channel.
3 years ago
Video shows US soldiers weeks before deadly Niger attack
3 years ago

Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed in October.
3 years ago
Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger
3 years ago

Niger ambush investigation expected to be complete in January, Pentagon says

The U.S. soldiers were ambushed by an ISIS-affiliated group in Niger in October.
3 years ago
Niger ambush investigation expected to be complete in January, Pentagon says
3 years ago

New information on the deadly ambush in Niger

Sources say Nigerien and U.S. forces asked for more support but the request was refused.
3 years ago
New information on the deadly ambush in Niger
3 years ago

American troops caught in deadly Niger ambush told to proceed despite mission concerns

The operation in Niger was a kill or capture mission.
3 years ago
American troops caught in deadly Niger ambush told to proceed despite mission concern
3 years ago

New details on ambush of U.S. service members in Niger

Officials say a military operation will take place soon against those responsible for the attack.
3 years ago
New details on ambush of U.S. service members in Niger
3 years ago

New details emerge about the deaths of 4 US soldiers in Niger

Senior intelligence officials say three of the soldiers died after their vehicle was hit with mortar and gunfire.
3 years ago
 New details on deaths of 4 US soldiers in Niger
3 years ago

Widow of fallen soldier breaks silence about her call with Trump

Myeshia Johnson backed up what a congresswoman said she overheard on the call with the president.
3 years ago
Widow of fallen soldier breaks silence about her call with Trump
3 years ago

John McCain blames Niger killings on budget cuts: 'We should be embarrassed'

“It’s our responsibility, and we should be embarrassed, at best," he said.
3 years ago
John McCain blames Niger killings on budget cuts: 'We should be embarrassed'
3 years ago

Niger timeline: What we know so far about the deadly attack on US soldiers

The Oct. 4 assault left four U.S. soldiers dead.
3 years ago
What we know so far about the deadly attack on US soldiers in Niger
3 years ago

Unanswered questions about the Niger ambush as top general urges patience

Four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush earlier this month.
3 years ago
Unanswered questions about the Niger ambush as top general urges patience
3 years ago

The Niger ambush that killed 4 US soldiers

U.S. intelligence officials are examining video of a militant group, looking for clues to identify who ambushed and killed four U.S. soldiers.
3 years ago
The Niger ambush that killed 4 US soldiers
3 years ago

Video emerges of Nigerien militant group active in area of deadly ambush

U.S. intelligence officials are examining the video looking for clues to the identity of the men who ambushed and killed four U.S. special operations soldiers earlier this month.
3 years ago
Video emerges of Nigerien militant group active in area of deadly ambush
3 years ago

US intelligence officials examining video of Nigerien militant group

U.S. intelligence officials are examining video of a militant group in Niger, looking for clues to the identity of the men who ambushed and killed four U.S. soldiers.
3 years ago
US intelligence officials examining video of Nigerien militant group
3 years ago

'He died fighting for his brothers,' Niger ambush survivor says of fallen US soldier

ABC News has learned chilling new details about the Niger mission gone wrong.
3 years ago
Survivor describes chilling details of deadly Niger ambush
3 years ago

US intelligence authorities examining video of Nigerien militant group

The video was provided to ABC News by a former US military expert on West Africa who says it came from villagers in the vicinity of the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead.
3 years ago
US intelligence authorities examining video of Nigerien militant group
3 years ago

Video from militant group active in area of Niger attack surfaces

The video, which is currently being examined by U.S. intelligence officials, was provided to ABC News by a former US military expert on West Africa who says it came from villagers in the vicinity of the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead.
3 years ago
Video from militant group active in area of Niger attack surfaces
3 years ago

Family of soldier killed in Niger wants to know if 'mistakes were made'

The statement came after the U.S. provided a timeline of the deadly the ambush.
3 years ago
Family of soldier killed in Niger wants to know if 'mistakes were made'
3 years ago

Family of fallen soldier 'speechless' over $25K check from Trump

Trump's promised $25,000 check from July finally arrived.
3 years ago
Family of fallen soldier 'speechless' over $25K check from Trump
3 years ago

New details on Niger ambush that killed 4 US soldiers

The special operations soldiers started out on a routine reconnaissance mission but were later told to kill or capture a top ISIS target, a senior intelligence official told ABC News.
3 years ago
New details on Niger ambush that killed 4 US soldiers
3 years ago

More details surface about deadly ambush in Niger

We are learning how long after soldiers came under fire and called for backup that help arrived.
3 years ago
More details surface about deadly ambush in Niger
3 years ago

TRANSCRIPT: Widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson speaks out

Myeshia Johnson spoke to ABC News about her husband's death
3 years ago
TRANSCRIPT: Fallen soldier's widow speaks out
3 years ago

Widow's claim raises questions of whether military can prevent viewing of loved one's remains

Myesha Johnson said she wasn't allowed to see her husband's body.
3 years ago
Can the US military prevent the viewing of a loved one's remains?
3 years ago

Soldier killed in Niger was famous for bike stunts before the Army

La David Johnson was killed in an ambush.
3 years ago
Soldier killed in Niger was famous for bike stunts before the Army
3 years ago
McCain: 'We should not be fighting' over Sgt. Johnson's death
3 years ago

Trump contradicts Army widow's account of his condolence phone call

President Donald Trump today contradicted the account of a fallen soldier's widow, arguing that he said her husband's name "without hesitation" when he called to offer condolences Tuesday.
3 years ago
Trump contradicts Army widow's account of his condolence phone call
3 years ago

'We should not be fighting' over Sgt. Johnson's death, Arizona Sen. John McCain says

"My friends we should not be fighting about a brave American who lost his life. That should not be the topic of discussion in America today," Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., said today on 'The View.'
3 years ago
'We should not be fighting' over Sgt. Johnson's death, Arizona Sen. John McCain says
3 years ago

Why US troops are in Niger

Four U.S. soldiers died in an ambush in the country earlier this month.
3 years ago
Why US troops are in Niger
3 years ago

'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for missing soldier never stopped after deadly Niger ambush

Two weeks later, the details of the deadly incident remain unclear.
3 years ago
'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for soldier never stopped after Niger ambush
3 years ago

Sgt. La David Johnson, soldier killed in Niger, laid to rest in Florida

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four American service members killed in Niger earlier this month, was laid to rest in Florida on Saturday.
3 years ago
Soldier killed in Niger ambush laid to rest in Florida
3 years ago

New details from Niger ambush: when US troops sensed something wrong

New details about how the Niger ambush unfolded have emerged
3 years ago
New details from Niger ambush: when US troops sensed something wrong
3 years ago

Gold Star widow speaks about phone call with Trump

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, tells "GMA" what she recalls President Trump said to her on the phone and what she wants to know about the ambush in Niger that killed her husband.
3 years ago
Gold Star widow speaks about phone call with Trump