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Ambush in Niger: report won’t recommend punishment

Poor training, complacency and a culture of excessive risk contributed to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during an operation in Niger in October, according to a classified Pentagon report. The officials who described the report said it wouldn’t recommend … Continue reading

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Mali: Dutch helo down near Gao

The crashed helicopter was together with another Dutch Apache over uninhabited terrain doing a shooting exercise with ground targets. The fellow fliers landed directly and provided first aid. Zaben had died. Mahadevan was seriously injured and was transferred to a … Continue reading

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