The Hill reports today that Rep. Jason Chafetz (R) Utah, will hold hearings and investigate the mysterious, and unexplainable, events surrounding the crash of a conventional CH-47 Chinook that killed 38 people on board, including 15 Navy SEALS from SEAL Team SIX.
On August 6, 2011, a Taliban fighter shot a rocket-propelled-grenade at the helicopter resulting in it crashing and burning before fully taking off. Just months before the incident Vice President Joe Biden had leaked to the media and public that SEAL Team SIX was responsible for the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. The Taliban fighter was part of an 8 man unit sent to attack the compound where the SEALS were headquartered, according to a Taliban spokesman.
The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.”
Chaffetz said he met with the victims’ families about a month ago in what he described as an “emotional” gathering. He is poised to send questions to the Pentagon and may hold hearings on the matter.
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