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SOCOM Chief: Yemen Raid Wasn’t Hastily Planned | Military.com

SOCOM Chief: Yemen Raid Wasn’t Hastily Planned | Military.com

Reports that the Jan. 19 special operations intelligence-gathering raid in Yemen that left a Navy SEAL and 30 local civilians dead and six more troops injured was a result of hasty planning are “absolutely incorrect,” the head of U.S. Special Operations Command said Tuesday.

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas briefly addressed reporters after speaking at the National Defense Industrial Association’s Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict conference outside Washington, D.C. He declined to go into operational details but emphasized that such raids are common and infrequently reported.

Source: SOCOM Chief: Yemen Raid Wasn’t Hastily Planned | Military.com