Thursday, July 25, 2013

CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE TRAGIC DEATH OF SEAL TEAM 6

Questions have been raised by victims families since the 2011 helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans including members of the elite SEAL Team 6.  And, Congress is responding.  A House Oversight Subcommittee will probe into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the crash.

The helicopter crash occurred just three months following SEAL Team 6 successful take down of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.  On August 6, 2011, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down near Bagram, Afghanistan.  The military reported they could not locate the Chinook's "black box" that would disclose communications and aircraft data.  Further, the military took extraordinary measures by cremating all of the bodies recovered from the crash.

Families of the Americans killed in the crash have been asking questions of the Obama administration and the Pentagon since 2011.  To this day, their questions have been stonewalled.  Creating frustration and anxiety for the families trying to bring closure to the tragedy.

There have been many military servicemen, intelligence officials, and citizens that question Obama's open discussion of SEAL Team 6's killing of Osama Bin Laden.  The implication is the public disclosure by the administration of SEAL Team 6's involvement exposed the soldiers to targeting by terrorists seeking retribution for Bin Laden's death.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) met about a month ago with families who were seeking answers through Congress.  Chaffetz is the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security.  Chaffetz stated, "We're going to dive into this." 

The subcommittee under Chaffetz will question officials involved with the crash investigation as well as bring scrutiny to the decisions made by the Pentagon.

Source: The Hill

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