3 Green Berets killed in ambush in Niger

Daily News Article - October 6, 2017


NOTE TO STUDENTS: Before answering the questions, watch the videos under “Resources” below the questions.

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Who was responsible for the attack?

3. What were the Green Berets doing in Niger?

4. a) How many U.S. troops are in Niger? - How long they been there?
b) For what purpose are U.S. troops in Niger? - What is their role? Be specific.

5. Why do U.S. officials view Niger, Chad and Mali as important in combating Islamic terrorists?

6. What considerations does the U.S. military take into account when deploying troops globally, according to Lt. Gen. McKenzie?

7. Do an internet search to discovery the names and stories of our Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger this week. How does each man’s story inspire you?