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I love your thoughts on this. What a momentous event and a great observation!

Mike Mayo

The tireless effort and fine character of the US armed services are without question. However, the anonymity of the JSOC Navy Seals and "Knight Stalker" helicopter pilots from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment who flew the mission, reflect a different kind of reality: it would be a tragedy for the entire Arab world, or at least those sympathetic to the cause of al Qaeda, to learn the names of the individuals responsible for Bin Laden's death. I pray this doesn't happen. It may leak at some point, but the effort to withhold the names of those involved has more to do with the safety of their families and the interests of national security than a character-driven, humble effort to share the credit (although anyone involved would likely decline a hero's welcome anyway). This doesn't take anything away from those involved, though. Their teamwork and dedication is undoubtedly inspiring.

Beth Bennett

Thank you for that insight, Mike. Best to you and your work.

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