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Niger / US Soldiers Death / Kinzinger Interview #1117321

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 23, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) New information from the Pentagon about the US role in Niger & the ambush that killed four US soldiers examined; details given about drones & French air support during the attack. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph DUNFORD†- comments on the unit; promises transparency to the families; notes the recovery of Sgt. La David Johnson's body.] [On "Good Morning America," widow Myeshia JOHNSON - says she does not know anything.] The military protocol for viewing a body as that of La David Johnson discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Representative Adam Kinzinger† about Niger. [KINZINGER - says we need to know about the Green Beret mission; notes we need more information from the military's investigation; comments on President Trump's interaction with widow Johnson with blame to go around; offers views on Senator John McCain's statements about the draft during the war era.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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