October 24


50+ISIS men armed with bazookas and rocket grenades overpowered a small platoon of Green Berets equipped only with automatic rifles. They were not in armored vehicles.

Outmanned and outgunned, 4 perished in the battle. Niger does not allow air strikes to support ground troops.

A suicide mission.

Intelligence did not foresee this kind of resistance. Intelligence knew that air support was not permitted.

There will be an investigation.

About what? Everything but the obvious.

Query: Why does the U.S. offer military support with one hand tied behind its back? Without air power, our soldiers are at an extreme disadvantage. Warfare 101.