US Withdrawal From Niger to Create Security Vacuum, Allow Terrorist Groups Like ISIS to Expand: Former US Army Intel Expert

The United States is set to withdraw its forces from Niger, an African country in the Sahel where about 1,000 American troops are currently stationed. Kervin Aucoin, a former lead intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance coordinator for the U.S. Army and the host of the “This Week Explained” podcast, says this will create a security vacuum into which terrorist organizations like ISIS can enter and expand their operations.

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