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SEAL team 6 families believe helicopter shootdown in Afghanistan was government planned

As many questions remain unanswered, such as why the helicopter’s black box was never recovered, the families couldn’t help but believe that the attack was carefully planned and not just a result of a random “lucky shot” as what U.S. military officials had been telling them

 

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The August 6, 2011 Chinook shootdown in eastern Afghanistan is considered the worst loss of U.S. military life in the war-torn country since the Operation Red Wings in 2005. The crash killed all 38 people on board– twenty-five Navy SEALs, five U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan commandos, one Afghan interpreter, and a U.S. military dog. For the families of the fallen special operations personnel, all they want is for Congress to investigate the tragic incident; but why is it so hard to make that happen?

On Thursday, three families of the Navy SEALs killed in the attack took their case to the public via a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The families felt their sons were purposely targeted by the Taliban after the Obama administration confirmed that it was the Navy SEALs Team 6 who killed Osama bin Laden three months earlier. WND reported that the families also questioned the sudden replacement of seven Afghan commandos on board the helicopter just before take-off. As it turned out, the seven Afghan commandos killed in the helicopter shootdown were not the seven listed in the flight manifest. To this day, none of them know who those dead Afghans were.

Bill Vaughn, father of killed Navy SEAL Aaron Vaugh, said the SEALs were ferried by a Vietnam-era Chinook helicopter rather than their customary state-of-the-art special forces choppers, and the Taliban must have seen that as the perfect opportunity to target the troops.

The U.S. fighters were also reminded before landing not to clear the area of potential enemies with suppressing fire because there might be civilians in the areas, the article noted.

As many questions remain unanswered, such as why the helicopter’s black box was never recovered, the families couldn’t help but believe that the attack was carefully planned and not just a result of a random “lucky shot” as what U.S. military officials had been telling them.

Source: http://blog.usnavyseals.com/2013/05/seal-team-6-families-believe-the-2011-chinook-shootdown-in-afghanistan-was-planned.html

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