We speculate about a lot of things we have to because we cannot get the truth from our Government or the so-called American Press.
IMO these men were sacrificed to the Muslims.
Give me facts. I've been needing a cause of late and supporting our SEALS and the other Elites on that Chinook would put me out front - not that I'm anybody.
As for now, I don't see it was other than a lucky RPG or MANPAD shoot down by the Taliban/al Queda.
Still, why so many elite on one Chinook? I also don't have the exact reason why they were going to the aid of the Rangers and what their situation was. Which if that simple, good for them, but still seems like a bad command decision with so many elite on ONE helo without other air support. But then, the fog of war. Guess I need to go back and read up.