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John McCain says White House not being upfront about deadly Niger ambush
CBS "News" ^ | October 19, 2017

Posted on 10/19/2017 8:17:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago.

It will take an investigation to determine if any warning signs were missed, but Sen. McCain says the administration is not being upfront and he's demanding more information about the attack.

In a pre-mission briefing they were told "no enemy contact expected," but the group, about 40 in all, were attacked by militants, who the Pentagon now believes are part of an offshoot of the ISIS.

"The patrol that was attacked last week had actually done 29 patrols without contact over the previous six months or so. No indication that this was going to occur," said Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Their attackers were described as "well-trained, well-equipped, and well-organized," and with no armed aircraft overhead to call on for air strikes against their attackers, the soldiers were trapped.

The first aircraft to arrive were French mirage jets.

"Were able to have close air support overhead about 30 minutes after first contact," McKenzie said.

But it was too late for sergeants Bryan Black, Dustin Wright, and Jeremiah Johnson who were mortally wounded.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 10/19/2017 8:17:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McCain please shut up.

For crying out loud.


2 posted on 10/19/2017 8:19:54 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s go back Mr. McCain. Obama put our guys in Niger on more than one occasion. Why didn’t Congress and including yourself...stop it?


3 posted on 10/19/2017 8:20:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ESAD, already, McNuts! You worthless POS!


4 posted on 10/19/2017 8:20:23 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Geebus just SHUT THE H*** UP ALREADY!!!!!


5 posted on 10/19/2017 8:20:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (***THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING OBAMACARE THAT IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF***)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

S—t happens s—thead.


6 posted on 10/19/2017 8:20:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (John McBane is the turd in the national punch-bowl.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No Senator McCain,

It’s CONGRESS and YOUR SUBCOMMITTEE that need to explain why we have troops on the ground in NIGER


7 posted on 10/19/2017 8:20:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have HAD IT with this POS. Something needs done!


8 posted on 10/19/2017 8:22:01 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Any means to attack President Trump.

To be fair, McCain did push the Benghazi investigation.


9 posted on 10/19/2017 8:22:11 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You will die a pathetic vengeful ahole. Good job McNut.


10 posted on 10/19/2017 8:23:11 AM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No one should be listening to anything John McCain has to say anymore.


11 posted on 10/19/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McCain knows this stuff happens. The operational brief they were given were not given by Trump, this is Pure McCain stirring up trouble.

It would be appropriate for Trump to request McConnell to have Senator McCain removed from the Armed services committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee.

Shame he wasn’t like this for Benghazi.


12 posted on 10/19/2017 8:24:37 AM PDT by Fhios (Down with your fascism, up with our fascism.)
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To: cba123

2500 Military died under Obama, McCain never said one word..


13 posted on 10/19/2017 8:25:20 AM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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Gee, I forgot to list the itinerary and scheduled events for our armed forces abroad? McCain can ask all the questions he wants in a closed classified session of the armed services committee oversight panel. The one where you get sent to Leavenworth for life if you run your flapper about troop movements and purpose......................
14 posted on 10/19/2017 8:25:48 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He hasn’t been right in the head since the VC used him for their Boom-Boom girl.


15 posted on 10/19/2017 8:26:39 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Libtards wish anarchy and death for others, but not for themselves.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now is the time to stop being nice to McInsane, DJT.


16 posted on 10/19/2017 8:27:00 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about Benghazi, Johnnie?


17 posted on 10/19/2017 8:28:49 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who needs democrats when you’ve got republicans like John McCain. The media’s favorite Republican.


18 posted on 10/19/2017 8:29:02 AM PDT by McGruff (Lock Her Up! In a Padded Cell!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

John McCain demands that someone else be “up front”.

That’s really funny.


19 posted on 10/19/2017 8:29:30 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
McCain said nothing about Obama’s rules of engagement that unnecessary got thousands of American soldiers killed .

from 2001 -2008 there were 564 American soldiers KIA during the most intense combat period of the war on terror.

With the war all but won by 2008, Obama’s sitting duck ROE resulted in 586 KIA from 2009 to 2010, only Obama’s is first two years in office

McCain broke faith with American soldiers and said or did nothing to try to force Obama to provide relief for America's military

20 posted on 10/19/2017 8:30:58 AM PDT by rdcbn
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