New details have changed the timeline to the attack as Pentagon officials investigate the ambush that left four Americans and five Nigeriens dead.
President Trump said the press creates “a different image” of who he is, and that there was “no hesitation” in his call to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, who was killed in an attack in Niger.
By YAMICHE ALCINDOR and DAVE PHILIPPS October 24, 2017 Two months before Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in an ambush in Niger, he told his sister in an hourlong video chat that he was ready to come home. He wanted to see his children again and...
Sgt. La David Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an attack in Niger this month. President Trump’s condolence call with Mr. Johnson’s widow became a political issue.
“That’s what hurt me the most,” Myeshia Johnson said of a condolence call President Trump made after her husband was killed in an ambush in Niger.
Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.