Washington, D.C. — Shortly after a meeting ended between Defense Secretary James Mattis and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham in regards to the attack in Niger that killed four soldiers attached to the 3rd Special Forces Group; Sen. Graham announced in a press briefing that the United States will be looking to increase U.S. Special Operations counter-terrorism missions within Africa. The U.S. in essence has declared war on African terrorism.
We don’t want the next 9/11 to come from Niger,” Graham said to reporters, “The counter-terrorism rules under the Obama administration I thought were overly restrictive. We will in the coming weeks begin to change those restrictive rules of engagement in not only Niger but also across Africa as well.”
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