US has reported an important helicopter shot down in . President Barack Obama and others have said this is a setback for the war because up to 20 Navy Seals were killed. Afghanistan
According to Rueters;“
The Taliban quickly claimed to have shot down the troop-carrying helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade, although the Islamist militant group often exaggerates incidents involving foreign troops or Afghan government targets.”
While the country lauds the Seals as great heroes and the crème of the crop, they are actually trained assassins and part of an elite goon squad. They are trained to sneak up and instantly kill an enemy. Like the CIA, they specialize and underhanded dirty tricks. There specials skills are to murder people like silent Ninjas.
While I may oppose the Seal program the US set up, it is always sad to see people killed in war no matter what side they are on. It is part of war that such people's lives are lost.