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Niger Aftermath Highlights Need for Stronger American Policy
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Niger Aftermath Highlights Need for Stronger American Policy

Authors Carolyn Kenney and John Norris examine the current lack of stated U.S. policy toward Africa.

Authors

  • Carolyn Kenney
  • John Norris

Congressional hearings recently delved into last month’s attack on a joint patrol in a Nigerien village near the border with Mali. American special forces troops and Nigerien soldiers were ambushed by Islamic State militants, resulting in the tragic deaths of five Nigerien soldiers and four U.S. servicemen. Details of the ambush are still emerging, and the administration’s rationale for having troops there and the specifics of what went wrong remain troublesomely opaque.

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Authors

Carolyn Kenney

Senior Policy Analyst, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative

John Norris

Senior Fellow; Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative