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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Seal Team 6 - heros in a failed Yemen raid

Unfortunately, Seal Team 6, the heroic USNavy unit that effectively assassinated Osama Bin Laden, was used to create a leadership legacy for #POTUSTrump. Sadly, the ace combat team of heroes were unable to succeed when Donald Trump ordered their raid on an Al Qaeda camp in Yemen. This failied bravado, an attempt to act like a Commander in Chief, was preventable. It was preventable because Donald Trump craved his leadership moment, but now he must face the conseequences of bad decision making. One Chief Petty Officer tragically killed and an expensive intelligence helicopter destroyed to prevent release of clandestine technology. Donald Trump has not had time to learn his job, never mind give executive orders for expensive SealTeam Six operations. Don't send a USNavy Seal team to do what an attack drone could've done instead!

Navy SEAL Killed During Yemen Raid Identified as CPO Ryan Owens  by Tim Stelloh
Chief Petty Officer William Owen Rest in Peace
My husband Richard and I visited Senior Chief Owens' grave in Arlington National Cemetery on April 14, 2018

The Defense Department on Monday identified the Navy SEAL killed during a raid on al Qaeda militants as Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens.

This death will impact USNavy Seal6 Team morale; my sincere sympathy to Chief Owen's family and to his brave colleagues.

In a statement, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Owens, 36, "gave his full measure for our nation, and in performing his duty, he upheld the noblest standard of military service."

Owens was killed when his aircraft, an MV-22 Osprey, experienced what the Pentagon officials described as a "hard landing."Two other SEALs were injured in the landing, which occurred Sunday at a secondary staging area.

Related: U.S. Service Member Killed in Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

The purpose of the raid was intelligence gathering, Pentagon officials said, adding that al Qaeda's affiliate in the region had been exporting plans globally.  (Seems to me, a military drone would've been more effective in this failed Donald Trump ordered operation, with it's successs record of survellance and sharp attack capabilities, it would've been a better decision than wasting national treasure by sacrificying SealTeam6)

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