CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE CHOPPER DOWNING
Crash Caused Death of SEAL Team Six Members
By Harold Hutchison
Congress will be investigating the downing of Extortion 17, a CH-47 Chinook that was carrying a number of SEALs assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, popularly called SEAL Team Six. Thirty-eight people, including 22 SEALs, died in the crash.
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight’s subcommittee on National Security, is holding an investigation. Some families are looking for answers, with some of them claiming that insurgents were celebrating killing members of SEAL Team Six.
Larry Klayman, who is representing some of the families, asked, “The big question is were these brave Americans sold out by the Afghani government as payment to the Taliban for the death of bin Laden?”