22 Feb '13, 1pm

Obama: 100 U.S. troops deployed to Niger

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/02/ap-obama-says-100-us-military-personnel-deployed-niger-022213/ Obama: 100 U.S. troops deployed to Niger The Associated Press Posted : Friday Feb 22, 2013 8:40:15 EST WASHINGTON — President Obama says about 100 U.S. military personnel have been deployed to the African nation of Niger. In a letter to Congress, Obama says the forces will focus on “intelligence sharing” with French troops fighting Islamist militants in neighboring Mali. He says the American forces have been deployed with weapons “for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security.” The U.S. and Niger signed an agreement last month spelling out legal protections and obligations of Americans who might operate from the African nation. But U.S. officials declined at the time to discuss specific plans for a military presence in Niger. The Pentagon is also cons...

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