Lawmakers Demanding Answers Over Niger Attack That Killed Four Soldiers


IS AND YES WE COULD SEE THE 50s BY THURSDAY MORNING. MORE ON THAT AHEAD. THANK YOU. NOW TO THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS IN THE DEADLY AMBUSH OF FOUR SOLDIERS. THE FAMILY OF ONE SERVICE MEMBER IS CALLING FOR ANSWERS AS THE TIME CHANGE, CHANGES AGAIN. Reporter: SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS DID NOT MENTION THE AMBUSH THAT KILLED FOUR SERVICE MEMBERS IN NIGER IN THE VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES ON TUESDAY, BUT LAWMAKERS ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS. I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. Reporter: THE TOP MILITARY ADVISER PROVIDING NEW DETAILS ON THE ATTACK ON MONDAY. I THINK THAT WE DO OWE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE FAMILIES TRANSPARENCY, AND WE CONTINUE TO DELIVER THAT. Reporter: THREE WEEKS AGO AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND NIGERIANS FIGHTERS ON THE WAY FOR A MISSION. A FIERCE GUN BATTLE PLAYED OUT BEFORE THE AMERICANS CALLED FOR HELP. A DRONE ARRIVED WITHIN MINUTES, BUT IT WAS ANOTHER HOUR BEFORE THE FRENCH AIR COVER JOINED IN THE BATTLE. MILITARY OFFICERS GOT THE BODIES OF THREE BUT DAYS LATER JOHNSON’S REMAINS WERE FOUND. I DON’T KNOW HOW HE GOT KILLED OR WHERE HE GOT KILLED OR ANYTHING. Reporter: JOHNSON’S WIFE SAYS THAT SHE HAS NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO SEE THE REMAINS. DONE FORD SAYS

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