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The families of Navy SEALs killed in an August 2011 downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan came forward Thursday to blast the U.S. command and the Obama administration for the mission and to call for an official investigation into what they deem a whitewash.
The Navy's special warfare command granted permission for two SEALs to advise filmmakers for an upcoming movie about a doomed commando mission in Afghanistan.
Special operations commanders and some members of the Obama administration are courting the media with details on secret missions, such as the 2011 SEAL raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, to fit a political or public relations agenda, critics say.
The Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to publicize details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, even as it threatens to file criminal charges against a former Navy SEAL because he provided the same type of mission rundown in his recently published book.
President Obama is brushing off criticism from the Special Operations community over politicized national-security leaks and his exaggerated role in the Osama bin Laden takedown. Two new organizations -- the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund and Special Operations Speaks -- have launched campaigns to highlight the president's exploitation of the military for political gain.
As Navy SEALs bask in the limelight for daring missions, some in the Army are wondering whether the other half of the nation's counter-terrorism covert warriors — Delta Force — is being upstaged and left in the shadows.
President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, adding drama to what was already a politicized military mission.
The one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death has brought out the worst in President Obama's supporters. The football spiking and victory dancing has spun out of control. However, the more liberals hype Mr. Obama's supposed role in the process, the less relevant he seems to be.
Forced into the grimmest role of his job, President Obama on Tuesday prepared to privately honor the remains of the fallen returning home from war, this time the troops killed in a helicopter attack that claimed more American lives than any other incident of the Afghanistan war.
U.S. officials tell the Associated Press that they believe that none of the Navy SEALs who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, although they were from the same unit that carried out the bin Laden mission.