Obama: Our Mission in Niger Has Begun

At least 100 military personnel stationed next to Mali

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 22, 2013 6:01 PM CST

(Newser) – President Obama told Congress today that he has sent troops to Niger to support France's mission against militants in neighboring Mali, Reuters reports. But the deployment of about 100 military personnel will only set up a base for unarmed aircraft to conduct surveillance, he...   Read full story »

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