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Check Out The Badass Thing McRaven Said During The Bin Laden Raid
On the front page of Imgur today, there's a great post featuring "the greatest understatements of all time." It's a really fun read, featuring legendary quotes like "Houston, we've had a problem."
But they forgot one. In the middle of the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden, Adm. Bill McRaven, commanding the operation from Afghanistan and relaying updates to the president and his team in the White House Situation room, delivered an unforgettable understatement when things looked like they were starting to go wrong.
The moment is chronicled in a report by NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams.
It was the most important military operation in decades, a daring raid to kill the world's most infamous, and most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, and one of the two helicopters had just crashed inside the compound.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that they were all holding their breath. The President said that they were all cognizant of the failed
But as Williams says in his report: "Back inside the Situation Room, listening to Adm. McRaven's play-by-play of the mission, you'd never know something had gone wrong."
All McRaven said to the Situation Room was: "We've amended the mission."
"That room had tremendous confidence, because indeed, the officer commanding this operation, Adm. McRaven, didn't have a change in intonation in his voice," said Tom Donilon, who at the time was the National Security Advisor.
"He is a cool customer," the Obama said of McRaven, laughing.
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The Minnesota National Guard has released the names of the three soldiers killed in Thursday's helicopter crash.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Joshua Kaleb Watson has been identified as one of the victims of a shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, CBS News reported.
The 23-year-old Alabama native and Naval Academy graduate was named to the Academy's prestigious Commandant's and Dean's lists, and also competed on the rifle team, Alabama's WTVY reported.
The Navy pledged Friday to find ways to upgrade security procedures and prevent future attacks following two shootings and a fatal gate runner incident at naval bases in Virginia, Hawaii and Florida in the last week.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper also announced he is "considering several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families," although he did not give details.
The Navy has identified the two Defense Department civilians who were killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii.