New Calls For Transparency After Soldiers Killed In Niger Ambush


TROOPS WAITED AN HOUR TO CALL FOR HELP AFTER A BE AING BUSH BY ICE — AMBUSH BY ISIS MILITANTS. Reporter: SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS DID NOT MENTION THE AMBUSH THAT KILLED FOUR SERVICE MEN’S IN NIGER DURING A VISIT TO PHILIPPINES THURSDAY BUT MANY ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS, HOPING TO SILENCE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CRITICS, HIS TOP MILITARY ADVISOR PROVIDED NEW DETAILS OF THE ATTACK. I THINK WE OWE THE FAMILIES AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TRANSPARENCY. Reporter: THREE WEEKS AGO A DOZEN U.S. SOLDIERS WERE ON A MISSION NORTH OF THE CAPITAL. A DAY LATER, THAT SAME GROUP WAS AMBUSHED BY WELL-EQUIPPED MILITANTS BELIEVED TO BE INSPIRED BY ISIS. A FIERCE GUN BATTLE PLAYED OUT FOR NEARLY AN HOUR BEFORE THE AMERICANS CALLED FOR HELP. A SURVEILLANCE DRONE ARRIVED WITHIN MINUTES BUT IT WAS ANOTHER HOUR BEFORE FRENCH AIR COVER JOINED IN THE BATTLE. MILITARY OFFICERS RETRIEVED THE BODIES OF THREE SOLDIERS, BUT IT WOULD BE ANOTHER TWO DAYS BEFORE LA DAVID JOHNSON’S REMAINS WERE RECOVERED. HIS WIFE SAID THE MILITARY IS KEEPING HER IN THE DARK. I DON’T KNOW HOW HE GOT KILLED OR WHERE HE GOT KILLED. Reporter: JOHNSON’S WIFE CLAIMED SHE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE

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