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General says no bad decisions were made in Yemen raid, probe is over

General says no bad decisions were made in Yemen raid, probe is over

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East told senators Thursday that he has completed an exhaustive review of the Yemen raid that killed a Navy SEAL, and has concluded there were no lapses in judgment or decision-making surrounding the operation.

Gen. Joseph Votel, who heads U.S. Central Command, said he sees no need for additional investigations into the January mission that triggered debate in Washington over what went wrong and whether important intelligence was actually gathered. It was the first military raid authorized by President Donald Trump.

Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee that a separate investigation into potential civilian casualties found that...

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