We may have struck an area where we thought those responsible were, but there's just NO way we could know well enough to justify these statements coming out of the Pentagon.
I’m aware of where the copter went down and the hostile environment there. But I do not underestimate our special forces one bit. With or without Obamas approval our guys were going to get these thugs...and I do believe they did.
How it’s reported for whatever political gain Obama might desire to gain is neither here nor there to me. The fact the had a target and went after it is sufficient for me...and kudos to them for taking them out.
BTW My one son served in high security missions. They know fully well how to track people in ways you cannot imagine possible. Enough said.