Father of Fallen Navy SEAL Wants Investigation of Raid that Killed Son
The father of a Navy SEAL is demanding answers after his son was killed in a Yemen raid that was signed off by President Trump six days into his term, as reported by The Miami Herald.
When William "Ryan" Owens' remains were brought back to the U.S., President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, made an unannounced visit to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay their respects. Owens' father, Bill, told the Miami Herald when he learned Trump was visiting the base, he declined to meet with the President.
The Miami Herald reports Bill Owens says he wants an investigation into the raid, which was meant to be a quick grab and dash of things like cellphones and laptops related to terrorists, but it turned into a hour-long battle.
Owens told the Miami Herald he doesn't understand why there had to be a mission this early on in Trump's term when for the previous two years, there were no boots on the ground -- just missiles and drones.
According to the Miami Herald, the Trump administration says the raid was a success and anyone who questions the mission dishonors Ryan Owens' memory.