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SEAL: Loss in Afghanistan Firms Resolve

The loss of 18 elite servicemen in the deadliest single attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan will only strengthen the military’s resolve to fight terrorism, the commander of the Navy SEALs said Friday. Rear Adm. Joseph Maguire of San Diego, head of the Naval Special Warfare Command, spoke following a memorial service at Little Creek Amphibious Base for the 10 SEALs who died — the special force’s greatest loss ever. He said the fallen SEALs and Army air crewmen did not die in vain. The Chinook left in daylight to search for the commandos. The 16 aboard would have known that was risky, the admiral said, but loyalty to their teammates was the overriding factor. “It’s not the way we want to do it, but we would do it again,” he said. Full Story

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