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Trump's deadly first counterterrorism raid in Yemen had inadequate intel, ground support, military officials say.

U.S. military officials revealed Wednesday that President Trump’s first covert counterterrorism operation was carried out without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations, according to reports.

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

The deadly raid, which left a Navy SEAL, an 8-year-old girl and several other civilians dead, was planned before the Obama administration left office on Jan. 20, but was delayed.

A Trump administration official said the operation was thoroughly vetted and that the previous defense secretary had signed off on it in January. The raid was delayed for operational reasons, the White House official said.

The pre-dawn raid Sunday was doomed nearly from the start.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-counterterrorism-raid-yemen-inadequate-intel-article-1.2962081


Knowing this Trump said it was go time anyway...so much for listening to military officials.
 
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Apparently Trump wanted to shock n awe them with inept blinding stupidity.
 

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I'm sure he thought Obama had just been too cautious and wussified so Trump decided to go all macho and stop pussy footing around. This is what happens when a man-child is president.
 
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I remember Obama's first mission that involve a Seal Team and the rescuing of the captain of the oil tanker that Somali pirates took hostage on the life boat in the open ocean.
 
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Well, our child president did say he knows more than generals. He's smarter than everyone - according to him. He's such a jerk.
 

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Trump's deadly first counterterrorism raid in Yemen had inadequate intel, ground support, military officials say.

U.S. military officials revealed Wednesday that President Trump’s first covert counterterrorism operation was carried out without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations, according to reports.

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

The deadly raid, which left a Navy SEAL, an 8-year-old girl and several other civilians dead, was planned before the Obama administration left office on Jan. 20, but was delayed.

A Trump administration official said the operation was thoroughly vetted and that the previous defense secretary had signed off on it in January. The raid was delayed for operational reasons, the White House official said.

The pre-dawn raid Sunday was doomed nearly from the start.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-counterterrorism-raid-yemen-inadequate-intel-article-1.2962081


Knowing this Trump said it was go time anyway...so much for listening to military officials.
Trump 1 Military KIA.. Obama 2500


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