U.S. Military Officials Find that Trump’s First Counterterrorism Operation was Unprepared

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What a clusterf**k.

Donald Trump is totally unprepared to run our country. Trump administration is a complete disaster. They can only be counted on to f**k up anything they touch.

Trump administration drops SEAL team into reinforced Al Qaeda base that was defended by landmines and snipers and without sufficient intelligence, ground support and adequate backup preparations!

Women and children killed in fierce firefight. SEAL team member killed.

Totally unprepared and it cost many lives. We heard about Benghazi for months and just two weeks into Trumpland they have this massive screw up.

Will there be outrage from Republicans? Don’t count on it, as they’re drunk with power and couldn’t care less. Without any conscience or sense of duty to country coming from Republicans, this will almost certainly be repeated.

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U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens died in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. Medics at the scene said, however, that about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.

U.S. Central Command said in a statement that an investigating team had “concluded regrettably that civilian non-combatants were likely killed” during Sunday’s raid. It added that children may have been among the casualties.

Central Command said its assessment “seeks to determine if there were any still-undetected civilian casualties in the ferocious firefight.”

U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations. 

As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists.

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos