"Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies", Mr Trump said, quoting Mr Mattis.
US President Donald Trump today faced criticism from some netizens after he joked about a slain Navy SEAL during his maiden address to Congress, saying the fallen hero must be smiling for breaking "a record" of receiving sustained applause. Owens was killed in a raid on Yemen on January 25, five days into the new administration.
It wasn't. It was hastily planned because Trump wanted to show that he was tougher on terrorism than Obama.
"Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn't even barely a week into his administration?"
While Mr Trump did not give specifics, a senior USA official said earlier that the intelligence included the groups explosives manufacturing, targeting, training and recruitment practices.
The controversial Yemen raid also killed civilians and injured several Americans. But, the operation was widely criticized as not well thought out. According to the publication, United States military officials informed Reuters that the raid pushed through even without sufficient intelligence, backup plans, and ground support.
Government officials say a deadly usa raid in Yemen didn't yield any significant intelligence, contradicting previous reports. The current administration seems to suggest that it was the military's fault.
Netflix Teaser Previews Dave Chappelle's New Stand-Up Specials
A helluva lot of fantastic comedians' new stand-up specials are coming exclusively to Netflix in 2017. You can watch the Dave Chappelle teaser in the clip below from the Netflix YouTube channel.
Profane and violent, 'Logan' lets Wolverine off the chain
Strangely, Stephen Merchant isn't used to his full comic potential and plays very much a straight role here, and to good effect. He has played the confident ladies' man, the tortured amnesiac, the self-deprecating hero and the inspirational mentor.
Macedonia's President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government
Ethnic Albanians make up about 25 percent of Macedonia's two million people. Macedonia came close to civil war in 2001 after an Albanian uprising.
Backens reminded Christians that they would never know how God would want to use them when they reach out to others with the love of Christ, CBN News said.
They - the generals - wanted to do it.
On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, Trump said he understood the family's pain.
"People are actually being hurt", Maher said.
Trump shot back at the senator on Twitter.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members", Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said in a statement released after the raids.
Just a day after Ryan was killed, Trump personally called Carryn to express his condolences and to invite her and her three children to visit him at the White House, The Washington Post reported. I met most of the family. However, Owens' father declined to meet the president.