Fresh off the heels of the SEAL Team Six raid in Yemen, media outlets are already drawing biased and irresponsible conclusions in what is most likely an attempt to politicize the operation.
Citing ‘unnamed military officials’, multiple news organizations have sought to link the death of a SEAL Operator, as well as multiple civilians, to ‘insufficient intelligence’ for the first covert mission approved by President Trump.
Casually omitted from headlines is the fact that the operation had been sought after and planned by CENTCOM well before Trump had assumed office, believing they had ‘a good chance for success’.
Anyone who has planned and executed an operation at any level, let alone one of such extreme high risk, understands that no plan, no matter how intricately prepped and rehearsed, will survive first contact. This fact is an inherent part of military operations, widely understood by all who have served.