Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson say the Trump administration has all the legal authority it needs to begin hostilities.
The secretary of energy says electrification using hydrocarbons would prevent sexual assaults in rural Africa. But such fuels can just as well be blamed for mass rapes during wartime.
It was surprising to hear Sen. Lindsey Graham—who is on the Armed Services Committee—say he didn’t know there were American troops in Niger. There are thousands across the continent.
Rep. Walter Jones signs each letter personally as penance, he says, for voting for the Iraq war in 2002.
The deaths of American soldiers in Africa have brought up questions regarding U.S. interventions; meanwhile, scientists have discovered that humans do have an autopilot.
European scientists say there is hope that a parched swath of Africa could suddenly start to receive heavy seasonal rainfall.
Reports have a large convoy of Libyan military vehicles crossing the border into Niger, but there is no indication that Moammar Gadhafi, his family or his advisers are on board. The Los Angeles Times reports that the convoy is made up of as many as 250 vehicles, though a local source puts the number at a few dozen.