The U.S. raid in Yemen last month that cost the life of a Navy SEAL and several children reportedly yielded no significant intelligence, NBC News reported just a day after the dead SEAL’s father called for a full investigation of the action.
Quoting senior U.S. officials, NBC reported the raid had been designed to kill or capture at least one militant, something the military never has acknowledged. Instead, Pentagon officials said the mission was designed to gather intelligence.
The raid was initially planned by the Obama administration, but President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead just five days into his administration.
The White House called the raid a success and Pentagon officials said it produced “actionable intelligence.”
“We gathered an unbelievable amount of intelligence that will prevent the potential deaths or attacks on American soil,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer…