Pentagon Report: Multiple Mistakes Led to Niger Ambush Attack
The Pentagon said an investigation into the Niger attack that killed 4 American soldiers last year found a series of “failures and deficiencies” led to the ambush. The report says there wasn’t a sole reason for the October 4 attack.
The investigation found SFC Jeremiah Johnson, SSG Bryan Black, SSG Dustin Wright, and SGT LaDavid Johnson died with honor while actively engaging the enemy.
The team was out in Niger to conduct counter terrorism activities with the Nigerian military to help them in the fight against ISIS.
According to the report, due to personnel turnover the team wasn’t able to conduct pre-deployment training as a complete team. They team also didn’t conduct pre-mission rehearsals or battle drills with the partner force.