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originally posted by: Kharron
What do you mean first one approved by Trump?
Didn't Mattis carry out some 30+ attacks on day one?
originally posted by: Butterfinger
a reply to: Indigo5
This operation began planning during the summer by Obama, rescheduled by the team itself for the next moonless night.
Once you're there, you cant expect the seal team to retreat because it may have been compromised. Thats why you send 'commandos'(read; not average soldiers) because they will follow through regardless. Apparently the team was confident that they could finish the mission. those decisions are theirs to make....
Al Qaeda fighters were somehow tipped off to the stealthy advance toward the village — perhaps by the whine of American drones that local tribal leaders said were flying lower and louder than usual.
Through a communications intercept, the commandos knew that the mission had been somehow compromised, but pressed on toward their target roughly five miles from where they had been flown into the area.
“They kind of knew they were screwed from the beginning,” one former SEAL Team 6 official said.