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WASHINGTON — President Obama insisted that the assault force hunting down Osama bin Laden last week be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan if confronted by hostile local police officers and troops, senior administration and military officials said Monday.
In revealing additional details about planning for the mission, senior officials also said that two teams of specialists were on standby: One to bury Bin Laden if he was killed, and a second composed of lawyers, interrogators and translators in case he was captured alive. That team was set to meet aboard a Navy ship, most like
Mr. Obama’s decision to increase the size of the force sent into Pakistan shows that he was willing to risk a military confrontation with a close ally in order to capture or kill the leader of Al Qaeda.
Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by Intelearthling
I've got to say the president possibly getting us into yet another war by being willing to initiate conflict with an 'ally' - a nuclear-armed country - to get one guy is honestly a stupid thing.
In my humble opinion..edit on 5/9/2011 by Praetorius because: (no reason given)