Monday, March 06, 2017


"Questions persist about deadly Yemen raid and its results" PBS NewsHour 3/1/2017


SUMMARY:  More than a month after a controversial U.S.  Special Operations raid in Yemen -- during which Navy SEAL Ryan Owens was killed -- there are still questions about how the mission was authorized, what it accomplished and more.  Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks at competing claims and Judy Woodruff (NewsHour) gets the perspective of Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump.

"On Yemen raid planning, where did the Obama administration leave off for Trump to pick up?" PBS NewsHour 3/1/2017

COMMENT:  Very smart discussion, from both views Obama vs Trump.


SUMMARY:  What level of planning did the Obama administration take on ahead of a deadly U.S. military raid in Yemen carried out under President Trump?  Hari Sreenivasan talks to former Defense Department official Andrew Exum, and Colin Kahl former National Security Advisor to the Vice President [Joe Biden], two men with intimate knowledge of the Obama administration's process for authorizing the use of military force.

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