Typical military CYA as they never chose to hold any high ranking military accountable for the despicable acts of America’s military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

… Typical military CYA as they never chose to hold any high ranking military accountable for the despicable acts of America’s military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

 

Widespread failures led to the deaths of 4 U.S. soldiers on a secretive mission in Niger. But a military inquiry did not assign direct blame.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:02 PM EST

 

A long-awaited Defense Department investigation of a Special Forces mission in Niger last fall found widespread problems across all levels of the military operation, but concludes that “no single failure or deficiency” led to the deaths of four American soldiers who were among a team of Green Berets ambushed by fighters aligned with the Islamic State.

Even as it found “individual, organizational and institutional” mistakes, the investigation also revealed heroic efforts by a small team that was battered and outnumbered as it braced to take a last stand against a barrage of heavy machine gunfire and mortar rounds.

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