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    Extortion 17 Tragedy

    New shit has come to light.

    https://www.circa.com/story/2017/04/...-chopper-crash

    A retired Air Force captain says the Pentagon lied to families about what caused the Extortion 17 tragedy.

    A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration.
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    Pity nothing imo, will come of that accusation..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Pity nothing imo, will come of that accusation..
    Interesting that no one else in Captain Marquez' crew or her chain has come forward to either corroborate or dispute her account.

    The story seems to have gotten memory holed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Interesting that no one else in Captain Marquez' crew or her chain has come forward to either corroborate or dispute her account.

    The story seems to have gotten memory holed.
    She could be inaccurate. She could be 100% correct. In all likelihood it is somewhere in between. I have read the after action report on Extortion 17 and it doesn't quite align to her story as is common in dynamic events -- it is all about perspective. Specifics that would corroborate or refute her story are likely bound by an NDA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Interesting that no one else in Captain Marquez' crew or her chain has come forward to either corroborate or dispute her account.

    The story seems to have gotten memory holed.
    She could be inaccurate. She could be 100% correct. In all likelihood it is somewhere in between. I have read the after action report on Extortion 17 and it doesn't quite align to her story as is common in dynamic events -- it is all about perspective. Specifics that would corroborate or refute her story are likely bound by an NDA.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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