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Questions About U.S. Mission In Niger Continue Amid Pentagon Investigation

U.S. military honor guards carry the casket of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery on Oct. 21, 2017 in Hollywood, Fla. Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
U.S. military honor guards carry the casket of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery on Oct. 21, 2017 in Hollywood, Fla. Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Pentagon has sent a team to the African nation of Niger to determine what happened when four U.S. soldiers were killed there by an ISIS-affiliated group on Oct. 4.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young looks into some of the questions being raised about the mission with Oriana Pawlyk (@Oriana0214), reporter for Military.com.

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