Gaetz Report Exposes US Troop Risk in Niger

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., unveiled a report Thursday accusing the State Department of concealing critical intelligence that imperils American troops stationed in Niger, the Daily Caller reported.

Titled “Unwelcome in Niger: An Interim Report by Congressman Matt Gaetz on the American Troop Crisis in Niger,” the investigation features testimonies from multiple service members, including senior enlisted personnel, who say they’ve been abandoned without adequate support.

Gaetz stated in the report that since the change in Niger’s government in mid-2023, the Department of Defense has struggled to execute troop rotations or deliver essential supplies, alleging the Biden administration is suppressing intelligence reports to avoid embarrassment.

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