Pretty important people to send two SEAL teams after them. I don’t want a SEAL shot to rescue 2 hostages. What gives? I hope they took out some important target in this raid and the hostages were a bonus.
I’d like all the would-be kidnappers to have cionstant nightmares of SEALS coming to visit.
One of these hostages must have an influential relative/friend to merit this action. Somalia has kidnappings on an hourly basis... there are plenty of hostages we could rescue.
That's what SEAL teams do. SEALs, Marines (SEAL trained), Rangers, Delta Force, and Special Forces are trained to rescue ANY American at any opportune time. They dedicate their lives to that purpose, no matter how many may die. We lost much of SEAL Team 6 to go in and rescue trapped military and a couple civilians. Still not sure that was the best move to put them all on one helo, but then I wasn't the commander.
They are ready to die first and fight to the last no matter what the mission. If it takes two teams to rescue one American, I back the mission.
They are the military equivalent of SWAT. Give your life to save lives. I can't possibly have a higher regard for their basic mission.