The Role of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan

Monday, August 08, 2011

Twenty-two of the 30 Americans killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Saturday were elite Navy SEALs, some of whom were members of the same squad that killed Osama bin Laden. The attack represents an irreplaceable loss of talent at a time when American and NATO troops are beginning to pull out of the region. The American forces were providing reinforcement for troops on the ground locked in a firefight.

Larry Yatch, a former Navy SEAL and CEO of Sealed Mindset, talks about whether elite troops like SEALs should be used in rescue missions.

Guests:

Larry Yatch

Produced by:

Saumya Vaishampayan

Comments [2]

Angel from Miami, FL

We got the bad guy and now it's time to come home. We're just keeping the Taliban entertained from their otherwise pointless existence. We ask our citizens for their blood and money. They buy cheap weapons from the Russians and Chinese with profits from heroin sales. The only jobs we're offering our kids are in the armed forces. It's a vicious cycle. A self-defeating plan. We have nothing to gain from this. Not even bragging rights.

Aug. 08 2011 10:18 AM
Peg

WHY ARE we still in Afghanistan???? Why is a country that demonstrates it can't even govern itself, trying to run another country???? And WHAT exactly is THE MISSION in Afghanistan????

Aug. 08 2011 07:28 AM

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