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Just want to protect us that I believe it is -- -- full of love and I know that he's carrying his desire is we are.
He loves his country and we love them and we're so proud of -- He had so much pride in what you did.
Ensure ensure human scared who is everybody over there is scared.
He never showed it.
Heart wrenching reaction so much over -- from family members of these Navy SEALs killed in that tragic helicopter incident in Afghanistan the seals.
Are some of the most elite fighters you'll find anywhere fewer than 2500.
-- active duty that's about 1% of the entire US -- Training takes at least a year and a half from boot camp is joining us seal team.
Part of that training -- specially focused on urban assaults.
Like the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
Special ops -- taking on an intensified role in Afghanistan.
With the troop draw down now under way what happened on this mission.
Major general Bob scales Fox News military analyst and general good morning.
I -- we are learning new information today these Navy SEALs were going into this ballot that are protect US army Rangers what have you learned about that.
Well here's what we know there was a small ranger unit that was operating against.
An Afghan -- and in ward act profits they were approaching the -- they were discovered by a tell about Al opposed to gay too small arms.
Exchange pinned down they call for what's called the immediate reaction force which was -- should -- that was orbiting nearby that contain these seals.
This CH 47 landed nearby and -- it was landed.
Autoliv -- fighter fired -- RPG into a critical.
Point spot on the on the should and caused it to crash killing all aboard him there are -- sent.
About a dozen of these missions that take place every right yeah and what is their target major.
Well that's that's a great -- -- question bill and these operations I don't wanna say their routine obviously they're not these are our best and brightest to -- who who undertake these very dangerous missions.
But special operations command probably does twelve -- thirteen of these at night.
Aimed at them at the middle end up opera great Talabani leadership in Afghanistan.
They've been extremely successful they captured over 2000 killed over 800 over the past two years.
And so these operations are key and essential because what they do bill.
Is -- literally take out the senior leadership of the Taliban who essentially are responsible for.
Running Taliban operations in Afghanistan is so vital mission if were to succeed -- that.
Just so they go into this what was that a valley area of what we're you know it's at -- -- -- -- this image that.
Sometimes the Taliban has the the advantage there because -- -- -- out these nooks and crannies but the helicopter was his right -- Yeah tell -- that I can carry a lot of men.
Yeah not a very fast helicopters.
And I don't know about the -- -- additional for the first time in 1967 when I was -- lieutenant it's an old airplane.
It's been upgraded many times this was an F -- CH 47 it's essentially an aerial books it can carry up to forty soldiers.
The problem is it's the only helicopter we.
Have they can operate at these high altitudes in the Afghan mountains and therefore.
The traditional aircraft that that support a chinook operation like for instance it -- -- world -- -- Apache.
Can't get up to those high altitudes and so it's.
It's issued upset operate sort of a loan at these high altitudes it makes and so.
On some of these operations are successful.
This time the Taliban on at one lucky hit and that's -- -- That yet that's the key point bill it was a lucky -- -- -- thank you we like our viewers to know if you wanna learn more about how to support the navy -- community go to foxnews.com and click on especially for the navy seal foundation.
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