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Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Disastrous Yemen Raid Denounces Donald Trump’s “Stupid Grand Display”

The Miami Herald reports: Bill Owens said he was assured that his son, who was shot, was killed early in the fight. It was the first military counter-terrorist operation approved by the new president, who signed the go-ahead Jan. 26 — six days into his term. “Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it ...

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McCain Hits Back: It’s Incredible That Trump Equates America With “Butcher And Killer” Putin [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lob some personal attacks at Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) over McCain’s criticism of the Yemen raid as a “failure.” Following Trump’s mean tweets, CNN’s Manu Raju caught up with McCain on Capitol Hill to get his reaction. Asked about the Russia Review Act that he signed on to ...

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Trump Accuses McCain Of “Emboldening The Enemy”

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump took aim at a pair of senators who have criticized him in recent days on Thursday morning, saying Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “emboldens the enemy” by criticizing a recent military operation while accusing Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) of being a serial liar after he relayed critical comments from Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. ...

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Videos Used To Claim Success Of Trump’s Yemen Raid Were Actually Posted To Internet Back In 2007

Politico reports: The video clips that the U.S. military said were evidence of the success of last week’s raid on an Al Qaeda compound in Yemen have one major problem, the Pentagon acknowledged Friday: They have been on the internet for a decade. The U.S. Central Command, which posted the video clips, pulled them from the Pentagon’s video website after ...

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Pentagon Blasts Trump For Ordering Disastrous Yemen Raid Without Sufficient Intel Or Ground Support

Trump’s Benghazi? Reuters reports: U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations. As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists. ...

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Saudi Arabia Has Begun Bombing Yemen

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