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Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, center, with Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert S. Karem, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, right, chief of staff, U.S. Africa Command, and lead investigating officer, brief members of the media at the Pentagon, Thursday, …

Pentagon: ‘Systemic Issues’ and ‘Multiple Failures’ Led to Niger Ambush

The Pentagon on Thursday released its final report on the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. troops on October 4, 2017. The report cited “systemic issues” including insufficient training and confusion about mission objectives, specifically the decision by the team to pursue a high-value Islamic State target without obtaining proper command approval.

Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Chadian and Nigerien soldiers took the town from Boko Haram militants earlier this week. The Nigerian army said on Tuesday it had repelled Boko... REUTERS/EMMANUEL BRAUN

Nigeria Claims to Foil Boko Haram Plot Against U.S. Embassy

The Africa-based jihadist groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab have intensified their efforts against U.S. interests in response to increasing American military pressure against their operations approved by President Donald Trump.

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South Sudan: U.S. Sends 47 Troops ‘Equipped for Combat’ Amid Chaos

The United States military in Africa has deployed 47 troops described by President Barack Obama as “equipped for combat” to protect American personnel and facilities in Juba, the capital of civil-war-ravaged South Sudan, the White House and U.S. Africa Command have announced.