In this image provided by the U.S. Army, a carry team of soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the transfer case during a casualty return for Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 5, 2017. U.S. and Niger forces were ambushed on Oct. 4 and Wright and three other soldiers were killed. (Pfc. Lane Hiser/U.S. Army via AP)

Senators ‘Stunned’ To Learn US Has 1,000 Ground Troops In Niger

Senate Armed Services Committee members confirmed they had no idea that the U.S. had upwards of 1,000 ground troops operating inside Niger.

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