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Media Mention May 23, 2019

U.S. Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden used their sniper to confirm target ID

U.S. Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, had to ask their sniper to lie down next to dead terrorist leader's body in order to confirm his identity because all they knew about their target was that he was "very tall," Fox Business reported. Speaking in an interview, retired U.S. Adm. William McRaven, who was responsible for the operation, disclosed some details of the 2011 raid.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

Video: Adm. McRaven speaks about leadership and threats facing U.S.

Reuters interviews Adm. William H. McRaven, who was involved in some of the U.S. military's most delicate missions, from the daring rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips in the pirate-infested waters of Somalia to the midnight raid that killed Osama bin Laden, an operation he led while running the U.S. Special Operations Command. McRaven retired in 2014.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

SEAL admiral who commanded bin Laden raid says no one should be pardoned for war crimes

Retired Adm. William McRaven said May 23 that anyone convicted of a war crime should not receive a pardon from President Trump. "We are a nation of laws. And one of the laws that the military always follows is the law of armed conflict. So if someone has been found guilty of violating the law of armed conflict and committing a war crime, I think it is a very, very slippery slope if we start pardoning individuals like that," McRaven said in an appearance on CNN.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

The retired Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw Saddam's capture and bin Laden's killing has no regrets about taking on Trump

Retired Navy admiral and former U.S. special operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticizing President Donald Trump, though he said on Wednesday that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief.

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Media Mention May 22, 2019

Retired Navy SEAL who led raid that killed Osama bin Laden tells Fox News Trump ‘needs to be very careful’ about pardoning accused war criminals

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, during a Fox News interview on Tuesday, warned that Trump should proceed with caution when it comes to military veterans who have been accused or convicted of war crimes.

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Media Mention May 22, 2019

Adm. William McRaven (Ret.): Iran would be foolish to go after the U.S. military

Adm. William McRaven, who led the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014 and oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss his new book Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations.

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Media Mention May 22, 2019

Retired Adm. McRaven has no regrets over criticizing Trump

Retired Navy Adm. and former U.S. Special Operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticizing President Donald Trump, though he said on Wednesday that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the

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Media Mention May 22, 2019

'He was a human tape measure': Ex-Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden says they confirmed his identity by asking a 6'2' sniper to lay down next to his body because they knew how tall the 9/11 mastermind was

The former Navy SEAL credited with killing Osama bin Laden said that his commander asked a fellow sniper who was nearly as tall as the 6-foot-4-inch al-Qaeda leader to lie down next to his corpse in order to make sure they got the right guy. Rob O’Neill, the decorated special forces soldier who shot bin Laden during the raid on his Abottabad, Pakistan compound in May 2011, confirmed the account first given by Navy Adm. William McRaven (Ret.). During an appearance on Fox Business Network, McRaven recalled the immediate aftermath of the Bin Laden raid.

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Media Mention May 21, 2019

Adm. William McRaven tells spellbinding ‘Sea Stories’

Sea stories are the tales that sailors and adventurers love to tell and retell as buddies gather over a bottle or two. In his new book, out May 21, Adm. William McRaven shares some good ones from his 37 years as a Navy SEAL and anti-terrorist commander.

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Media Mention May 21, 2019

Trump doesn’t want a war with Iran, Admiral William McRaven says

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven tells FOX Business he isn’t too concerned about the counter threats from the Islamic Republic of Iran. "The president doesn’t want to go to war in Iran and the Iranians, absolutely, don’t want to go to war with us,' he said during an interview on Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast May 21. 'Both sides are being probably too provocative at this point in time."

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