New Band Of ISIS Fighters Likely Behind Killing Of 4 Green Berets In Niger

World | Saagar Enjeti
Special Forces Green Beret soldiers from each of the Army’s seven Special Forces Groups stand silent watch during the wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 17, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony marked a time-honored tradition to honor Kennedy for his support and advocacy of the soldiers who would be known simply as “Green Berets.” (US Army/Flickr)

Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

US Recovers Body Of Fourth Green Beret Killed In Niger Firefight

Defense | Jonah Bennett
A soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) holds a handful of flags during "Flags-in," where a flag is placed at each of the 284,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day, in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

‘Our thoughts and prayers are on the families of the deceased’

Pentagon Releases Names Of Special Forces Killed In Niger

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Visitors embrace as they sit next to a grave on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington

Two other Green Berets were wounded

What Exactly Were Green Berets Doing In Niger In The First Place?

World | Saagar Enjeti
Special Forces Green Beret soldiers from each of the Army’s seven Special Forces Groups stand silent watch during the wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 17, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony marked a time-honored tradition to honor Kennedy for his support and advocacy of the soldiers who would be known simply as “Green Berets.” (US Army/Flickr)

‘Training and security assistance’

US Special Forces Killed, Wounded In African Ambush

World | Jonah Bennett
A detachment of 1st Special Forces Group Green Berets from Ft. Lewis, Washington carry the flag draped coffin of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman during burial services at Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington, Washington, January 11, 2002. Chapman was the first American killed by direct enemy fire in Afghanistan. (Anthony Bolante/Reuters)

Army special forces were on joint patrol with Nigerien forces

NASA Unveils Space Cereal Machine. It Could End Up Feeding The World

Energy | Andrew Follett
An artist's depiction of a team of astronauts performing work on a space station while orbiting above the surface of Mars. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Marc Ward)

It can be used to improve food production in Africa

EU Prepares For New Migrant Crisis Reaching 'Record Levels'

World | Jacob Bojesson
A rescue boat of the Spanish NGO Proactiva approaches an overcrowded wooden vessel with migrants from Eritrea, off the Libyan coast in Mediterranean Sea August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Thousands have drowned

ONE Cartoon Has Sent Muslims Into Christian-Murdering Rage In Niger

World | Scott Greer

‘They offended our Prophet Mohammad, that’s what we didn’t like’

Mexico says Gadhafi son tried to enter country - AP

World | admin

Intelligence agents broke up plot to smuggle son of Moammar Gadhafi and his family into Mexico

Former Libyan senior general 'flees to Niger' - BBC

World | InternAdmin

Niger officials spot General Ali Kana in charge of Col. Gadhafi’s southern troops

Movie review: Naomi Watts is a spy in 'Fair Game' - SF Chronicle

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

‘Fair Game’ is there to remind us – not only of the manipulation of evidence and the falsehoods that led to the Iraq war but the high cost of telling the truth in a time of fear

G8 nations intervene in Islamic militant kidnappings - AP

World | admin

The group plots to save seven hostages held by a group associated with al-Qaida in northwest Africa

Niger rebel group infiltrates heavy security to kidnap foreigners - AP

World | admin

At least 12 foreigners have been snatched by al-Qaida in recent years

Alan Grayson Rescued by Blackwater/Xe

Politics | AJ

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) has become notorious for harsh attacks on his political opponents, especially the military industrial complex:

President of Niger taken hostage - AL JAZEERA

World | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The president of the West African nation of Niger has been taken hostage after armed soldiers stormed the presidential palace in the capital, Niamey, witnesses said