Report: Joe Biden Officially Loses Niger, Orders All U.S. Troops Out

Report: Joe Biden Officially Loses Niger, Orders All U.S. Troops Out


The Pentagon has formally ordered all 1,000 American combat troops remaining in Niger to withdraw over the next few months, spelling the end of a vital counter-terrorism operation and giving Russia another victory over the West in its contest for African influence.

The Niger junta made its final decision to expel U.S. forces in the middle of April, but the Biden administration spent weeks pretending the orders had not been given and that Niger’s rulers could yet change their minds. Even if the junta insisted, the Biden team claimed it would take some time to complete negotiations for an “orderly and responsible withdrawal.”

On Friday, however, an unnamed U.S. official told Politico that the Defense Department had already instructed America’s one thousand soldiers

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