A helicopter carrying 31 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALS, was shot down while on a mission in Afghanistan to rescue other US forces engaged in a firefight.
The SEALS are reported to have belonged to the same unit as the ones who got Bin Laden, although none of the same men were on the flight. It ranks as “the single deadliest incident since the start of the decade-long Afghan war.”
I noted in this recent post that SEALs are executing missions on a regular and almost daily basis in Afghanistan. We just don’t hear about them. Unfortunately, we’re hearing about this one because the news is tragic.