26 May 2014

Obama not seeking plans for US troops to rescue Nigerian girls | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Obama not seeking plans for US troops to rescue Nigerian girls

Image Copyright: Video screen grab/Boko Haram

By Terry Atlas, Gopal Ratnam and Tony Capaccio
Copyright: Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration isn’t asking the Pentagon to develop options for a mission to free Nigerian schoolgirls taken hostage by the Boko Haram terrorist group, said two U.S. officials familiar with the discussions.

American military personnel are advising and supporting the Nigerians, but the administration isn’t actively considering sending U.S. forces to join in a rescue operation, said a White House official who requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the mission publicly.

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