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Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was killed June 4 in Bamako, Mali.

Green Beret killed by strangulation reportedly turned down illegal money from Navy SEALs

The death of a Green Beret is under scrutiny after reports say he may have been killed by two Navy SEALs, after he declined to accept illicit money.
Syrian Democratic Forces fighters ride military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa.

ISIS is losing its grip in Iraq and Syria, but here are 9 places where it’s still a threat

Even as ISIS' territorial control erodes in Iraq and Syria, ISIS-linked militants and fighters inspired by the group remain a threat around the world.

Niger officials are disputing the US’s version of the mission in which 4 American soldiers died

ABC News also cited a source saying the leader of the US team expressed concern that a second team was unable to join the operation later in the day.
A US Special Forces soldier and an Australian special operations service member observe Nigerien soldiers practicing drills in Diffa, Niger, March 4, 2017.

Four US soldiers were reportedly left behind amid Niger ambush

Four US soldiers were reportedly left behind as the main element of their Special Forces team was evacuated after a deadly ambush in Niger.

Rep. Frederica Wilson reportedly didn’t vote in Washington after receiving death threats

Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida was not in Washington to cast congressional votes after receiving death threats.
Nigerien service members in a multinational military exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 3, 2017.

US troops were reportedly chasing a high-value target when they were ambushed in Niger

The US Special Forces team ambushed in Niger was reportedly on a recon mission when it was sent to a kill-or-capture mission for a high-value target.
A US Army Special Forces weapons sergeant trains Nigerien soldiers in Diffa, Niger, in March 2017. The US has been slowly escalating its presence in both Niger and the rest of the African continent.

Senators were shocked to learn the US has 1,000 troops in Africa — but the Pentagon just said the total is actually over 6,000

After four US soldiers were killed in Niger, senators are shocked that the US has 1,000 soldiers in Africa. The Pentagon just said the actual total is 6,000.
Myeshia Johnson, wife of US Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida on October 21, 2017.

‘We’re there because ISIS and Al Qaeda are’: The Pentagon gives new details on Niger ambush

Gen. Joseph Dunford on Monday addressed speculation that officials were not "forthcoming" on the battle in Niger that left four US troops dead and two wounded.
Sen. John McCain on "The View" Monday.

McCain decries ‘disgraceful’ draft dodging, chastises Trump for continuing feud over Gold Star widow call

Appearing alongside his daughter on "The View", Sen. John McCain also demanded more information on the ambush that left four US Army soldiers dead.
US Army Green Berets make elevation adjustments during an urban stress-shoot on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

‘This was sophisticated’: US official says troops saw warning signs before Niger ambush

Officials say the ambush in Niger was partly attributable to a "massive intelligence failure," and they are investigating whether soldiers were lured into it.