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Family of fallen Navy SEAL speak out on White House policy
- Duration 7:34
- Date Oct 10, 2012
Family of fallen Navy SEAL speak out on White House policy
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And a brand new political and the mother of a fallen navy seal team six member says the White House hope put a target on her son's back following the bin Laden raid.
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Steering column many in this town.
-- extremely serious anything -- You need to -- your social media room get rid of everything any reference -- me or my buddies.
Because there's -- And all of our lives are possibly endanger including -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates this.
Very concerned -- -- classified information has gotten out we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden that all fell apart the next day Navy SEALs and what they did last -- time.
They put the target.
On my son's back and even on my back but a little over ninety days later my -- -- National security leaks threaten American lives we need leaders who understand that.
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Joining me now the parents of fallen navy seal team six member -- of Aaron Vaughn -- Karen and Billy Vaughan thank you both for being here.
I'm very very sorry about the loss of your son and true American hero.
Thank you have been here thank you should I -- when you say that they put a target on my son's back.
Well you know here's the way I look at it.
It's very simple.
The wind -- we go across the country and we take out.
The main figurehead for al-Qaeda for everything that's been -- against our country.
And it's very simple to me that if we announced.
Who was responsible for that that all hell.
For a lack of better -- is gonna break loose on the people that are responsible for taking that man out.
At least all attempts possible so that's what I mean by putting a target on his back.
You know they didn't have to mention this was seal team six they that they could have announced the the arm and bin Laden was was killed that are not to say who did it what branch of the military did it.
Is that we as that and always saying.
Absolutely and yes absolutely I can tell you that the community was stunned by the announcement it was unprecedented.
And extremely dangerous.
What do you think that the president's been out there spiking the football as part of a campaign issue that he got bin Laden and then bin Laden is dead.
But yet when.
When your son then and seal team six members when they got him.
We were told we couldn't show the body because it would inflame tensions of of radical islamists.
Do you find -- hypocritical.
It's very hypocritical Sean.
How how do you find these people we can't make -- -- any angrier at us anyway.
Our warriors need to be allowed.
To carry out the mission visitor sign and they don't they don't.
They need to care they need their identities kept secret that they need to be allowed to go -- -- and knew what they're trying to do these these elite warriors.
-- can do everything they won't take to the Taliban.
If this administration if President Obama would just recognize the enemy.
Give them rules of engagement that favored them instead a leveling the playing field for the enemy and give them the equipment.
To carry out their missions and I mentioned those three things because those are other issues that we have found.
And in -- in and look at him what happened Daryn and those warriors on that night.
All three of those things.
That a war war reasons why this chopper was shot down why this largest loss.
In this in a single day and the ten -- war on -- What's call us and also the largest loss in history times special warfare it.
Let me -- -- let me ask you this because the rules of engagement lot of people don't know this as a father of another fallen hero.
Who was angry -- a form letter that was sent to him and and he has spoken out and it was just aghast that it was a form letter and that the rules of engagement that these guys are working under this is a war you don't put you don't put handcuffs on heroes and send them out there to -- otherwise bring them home.
There's -- there there's no point.
-- as you watch that as you watch -- Ghazi cover up.
And your son knowing that you were all at risk.
I can't imagine how you feel I mean does not the wars for -- the losing their child.
Sean it's it's all the signed the beyond being -- cover up what's going on in the Middle East what's going on in Afghanistan.
Is all because of this president's ideology.
And the strategy being used by our military and our president is directly responsible for the rules engagement let me just say this.
On the night.
That extortion seventeen was shot down.
This is all from the military we learned that the Afghan National Army and Afghan.
National Police in the Afghan.
Security ministry are all involved in every single spot of special ops mission.
In the pre planning to post -- they know the flight routes of the choppers that chopper flew in there that night in a place.
That had already been cleared seven times according to our military but our warriors and turned back over to the Afghans a three and a half hours.
-- -- underway.
And hard chopper flew man with an AC 130 gunship in the air today sixty fours.
They were not allowed to give any -- assault far.
-- -- chopper like -- was landing at Wal-Mart even though firefight was under way when the chopper was shot down.
Neither were the AC 130 -- the today sixty fours are allowed to take out.
The the savages who guard the RPG's.
Because they were -- in on a tower and under the rules of engagement.
They didn't know there might be friendlies in the building these -- -- are proud moment for warriors.
And I started by all of that adds -- then yeah go ahead like -- -- -- -- into that as well and we also found out in the testimony of one of the commanders in the field that he actually said something like this was bound to eventually happens to back away were operating I saw that as -- the last question a number and and time but do you.
Want President Obama to stop spiking the football on Obama on the campaign -- -- while bin Laden on the campaign trail.
-- well he doesn't have the -- quit because everything is about President Obama always about you but yes.
We wanted to -- spike in football.
And we want him to leave as commander in chief would want the rules of engagement change and we won't song.
How high up military officer to have the courage and risk -- and scream out.
What is happening -- warriors somebody.
Please have the courage.
To protect all warriors instead.
Of protecting well this commander in chief and his -- Mr.
-- -- Nothing worse than losing hero son thank you for Tony's story and being with us here in our thoughts and prayers.
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