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Top commander takes responsibility for Yemen raid that cost life of Navy SEAL | Washington Examiner
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Top commander takes responsibility for Yemen raid that cost life of Navy SEAL | Washington Examiner

Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told Congress Thursday that he is responsible for the Jan. 29 U.S. commando raid that cost the life of a Navy SEAL.

“First and foremost I am responsible for this mission,” Votel testified before the Senate Armed Services committee. “I am the CENTCOM commander and I am responsible for what’s done in my region and what’s not done in my region so I accept the responsibility for this.”

Votel did not call the mission a success, contrary to the description given by the White House in the days after raid, but the four-star commander said the operation did yield “valuable information.”

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