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May 14th, 2014
09:46 PM ET

Sen. McCain pushes for U.S. troops in Nigeria

It's been exactly one month today since Boko Haram terrorists attacked a school in Nigeria, kidnapping nearly 300 girls.

A prominent American politician is now joining a call for U.S. troops to be on the ground in Nigeria.

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"I would utilize every tool that we have to rescue these young girls." Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told reporters. "And that means it would be done surgically, it could be done in a way that is very efficient, but for us not to do that, in my view, would be an abrogation of our responsibilities."

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Filed under: International • News • Nigeria abducted girls
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  1. Nancy

    Troops to Nigeria – yes! Save the children....but what happens when the vetereans return? VA Hospitals are a sham!
    People in Michigan who have retired from jobs with GM are now applying for and getting full VA pensions!!! What's wrong with the system. If you can work 30+ years and get a GM pension from a Saginaw plant, how can you compare yourself to a veterean who has served and loss arms and legs???? Something is very, very wrong with the VA program.

    May 15, 2014 at 9:33 am | Reply

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