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US military has a history of embroidering the truth

The Guardian, LONDON

The SEAL did not own up to what happened and initial reports suggested she had been killed when an insurgent detonated his suicide bomb vest. When the mission’s commanding officer reviewed surveillance videos he saw an explosion after one of the SEALs threw something in Norgrove’s direction.

US General David Petraeus, the commander of the NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan, announced that finding out how Norgrove died was his “personal priority,” and a number of the SEALs involved in the failed rescue were disciplined.

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