Friday, March 17, 2017

Have Navy Seals Lost Their Edge ???

Here is an assessment of that "failed" raid on Yemen:

The after-action review of the disastrous January raid by US Navy SEALs against a compound in a Yemeni village has sought to dispute some of the reports that came out in the wake of the incident, about how locals knew the raid was coming, saying they had no evidence this was actually the case.

But the big lesson learned in the raid, which ended with the troops calling in airstrikes, a huge civilian death toll, and the death of one US soldier, was that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) forces are a lot more combat ready in general than US troops took them for, and put up a surprising amount of resistance.

Even beyond the AQAP guards and other general fighters the SEALs expected to encounter were female family members, who in previous circumstances the US considered unlikely to become involved, were quick to take up arms against the raiding forces, adding to the complications.

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By now we've killed all the "weak" ones, and the rest of them apparently are not giving up without a fight.

I am suspicious of this claim, though - "female family members ... were quick to take up arms against the raiding forces". That may be true, but it sounds more like a lame excuse for all the civilian casualties.

And can someone please explain to me how people in Yemen are a threat to the US?

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