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Yemen / US Raid / A Discussion #1106721

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) New details on the US mission in Yemen against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula {AQAP} that resulted in the death of Navy SEAL William Owens, how President Trump was involved in the decision-making in the raid discussed; details given about the timetable for the raid plan, the Owens death. [White House press secretary Sean SPICER - says the operation was laid out at a dinner meeting; states a lot was gained from it.] The current investigation into the Yemen raid with civilian casualties discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Mike Rogers & retired Gen. Mark Hertling about the Yemen raid. [HERTLING, ROGERS - offer views on long planning behind this kind of raid before it gets to the White House for presidential approval, how the political bickering about a military raid is ridiculous, the limits of the presidential briefing on such raids.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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