The Telegraph: Donald Trump insists Yemen raid was 'highly successful' in Congress address attended by Navy SEAL widow
Donald Trump insisted that the Yemen raid, which saw the first combat fatality of his administration, was "highly successful" during his first speech to Congress on Tuesday.
The US president hailed Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, who died in the mission which saw 14 militants and many civilians also killed, a hero as he addressed the chamber.
Owens' wife Carryn, who attended as a guest of the president and was sitting next to his daughter Ivanka, received a standing ovation as Mr Trump recognised her.
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WNMU Editor: These claims are contradicting earlier reports .... Last Month's Deadly U.S. SEAL Raid In Yemen Yielded No Significant Intelligence (February 28, 2017). President Trump's critics are also accusing him for avoiding responsibility for the death of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens .... Trump Once Again Covers Up His Own Failure on Yemen Raid (Mother Jones) .... fair enough .... but others are saying that putting the fault of the raid itself on the President is a stretch .... Is Trump At Fault For The Yemen Raid? One Army Ranger Doesn’t Think So (Task & Purpose).
More News On Reports That The Yemen Raid Was A Success
Official: Yemen raid yields data on al-Qaida explosives -- AP
Trump: Yemen raid was success, gathered vital intelligence -- Reuters
Yemen raid yielded 'valuable intelligence,' US official says -- ABC News
Trump: Yemen raid was 'highly successful' -- The Hill
Trump to Disclose Intel From Yemen Raid -- Washington Free Beacon