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May 10, 2018

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attack

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attack
By Jim Garamone

The incident in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017, that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and wounding of two more have resulted in changes and adjustments to how U.S. forces are employed in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Pentagon reporters.
From left, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert S. Karem; Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command; and Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr., Africom’s chief of staff and the investigating officer for the Army Regulation 15-6 investigation into the Oct. 4, 2017, attack in Niger, brief the Pentagon press corps on the results of the investigation, May 10, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm


Published May 10, 2018 at 10:35AM
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