Were US forces grounded in Yemen after botched raid?

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Last month, President Trump authorized his first commando raid, an attack in Yemen which killed children and other civilians and a member of the Navy’s highly regarded SEAL Team 6. Yesterday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer called the raid an, "an intelligence gathering raid" that was "highly successful. It achieved the purpose it was going to get -- save the loss of life that we suffered and the injuries that occurred."

Senator McCain has described the raid as a failure, and the New York Times is reporting that officials in Yemen do not regard the mission as a "success." David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times, offers an assessment of the raid and it's implications for future military action in the region.



  • David Sanger - Pulitzer Prize-winning White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, author of “New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend The West” - @SangerNYT


Warren Olney