Final Report On Deadly Niger Attack, Condolences Following Kevin Kamenetz’s Death

Final Report On Deadly Niger Attack Released By Pentagon

Arlington, VA – A report on the deadly ambush that killed four American soldiers in Niger finds “no single failure or deficiency” led to the tragedy. The Pentagon’s final report says, “Individual, organizational and institutional failures and deficiencies” contributed to the events last October. In a Pentagon briefing today, Army Major General Roger Cloutier said the U.S. troops were outnumbered by an ISIS-linked force that utilized a “tactical surprise.”

Dozens Offer Condolences Following Kevin Kamenetz’s Death

 

Owings Mills, MD – Dozens of messages of condolences from all across the government spectrum are dominating social media following the sudden death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Authorities say the 60-year-old Baltimore County Executive woke up around 2:00 this morning, complained of feeling ill and died from an apparent heart attack about an hour later at Saint Joseph Medical Center. Governor Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Congressman Elijah Cummings and Senator Chris Van Hollen are among the many local and state leaders to express their shock and sorrow on the passing of Kamenetz.

DC Police Officer On Administrative Leave Following Deadly Shooting

Washington, DC – A DC police officer who shot and killed a man last night is now on administrative leave while investigators look into the shooting. The officer was off-duty at the time, and police are now questioning residents who witnessed the incident in the 23-hundred block of 15th Street, NE. Twenty-four-year-old D’Quan Young of Northeast died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police Chief Peter Newsham says a weapon was found near his body, and also says the officer used his department-issued weapon in the shooting. Detectives are going over body camera footage from responding officers as they investigate.

North Korea Summit Set For Singapore, June 12th

Washington, DC – President Trump will sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month. In a tweet today, Trump said the meeting is set for June 12th. He also expressed hope that it will be a “very special moment for world peace.” Details of the summit came on the same day that three Americans returned home from captivity in North Korea. They returned with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [[ pom-PAY-oh ]] and were greeted by President Trump at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, early today. Pompeo had been in North Korea to finalize details on the summit.

 

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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