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3 Green Berets Killed In Ambush in Niger?


I had no idea we had troops in Niger.

What were they doing there?

Where else do we have troops?

 

And Trump wants to increase the “Defense” budget.

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Partial answer

Where else do we have troops?

Partial answer:
No military in the history of the world has been more widely deployed as the United States.
Currently, the United States has military personnel deployed in about 150 Countries... This covers 75% of The World's Nations.
More info here: https://www.vetfriends.com/US-deployments-overseas/

 
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4th killed as well

The 4th Green Beret, Sgt. La David Johnson, was found dead in Niger ambush as well....

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/10/08/dod-identifies-4th-green-b...

this shows where the US has military personnel in 2015...it's 177 countries.

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/u-s-military-personnel-deployments-country/

 
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Interesting development

2 Navy SEALs Under Suspicion in Strangling of Green Beret in Mali By ERIC SCHMITT OCT. 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the elite SEAL Team 6 strangled an Army Green Beret in June while they were in Mali on a secret assignment, military officials say.

Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, a 34-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, was found dead on June 4 in the embassy housing he shared in the Malian capital, Bamako, with a few other Special Operations forces assigned to the West African nation to help with training and counterterrorism missions

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/us/politics/navy-seals-team-6-strangl...

 

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