Pentagon Confirms Over 6,000 U.S. Troops in Africa
1 year ago
The Pentagon has confirmed that there are 6,000 US troops stationed throughout Africa. Gen. Joseph Dunford said Monday that the US has about 800 soldiers stationed in Niger alone. American troops were killed earlier this month in niger by ISIS-affiliated militants. Several Senators have expressed surprise at the numbers “I didn’t know there was 1,000 troops in Niger,” said senator lindsey Graham. Dunford acknowledged the lack of communication between military leaders and Congress. he said he and Secretary of Defense James Mattis would “double” their efforts to communicate better with senators.
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