Tonight, For The Record aired its third episode, focusing on SEAL Team 6, an elite, secret team of Navy SEALs. In May 2011, the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden pulled SEAL Team 6 out of the shadows and into the national spotlight. The publicity left many SEALs worried about the safety of themselves and their families. Just three months later, the crash of Extortion 17 killed 15 members of that elite unit.
The crash of Extortion 17 killed 15 members of SEAL Team Six. Now many wonder why military leadership didn’t do more on that night to protect the country’s most elite warriors in one of the most dangerous spots in Afghanistan. In the clip above, For the Record details what happened during the crash of Extortion 17.
The tragedy of Extortion 17 raised a number of broader questions about America’s approach in Afghanistan, and the War On Terror on the whole. How do we move forward? For the Record looks for answers in the clip above.