Obama briefed on troop deaths in Afghanistan
August 6th, 2011
01:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama briefed on troop deaths in Afghanistan

(CNN) - In a photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama is seen on the telephone speaking with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and national security staff, at Camp David.


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  1. dee

    Bless these troops familys!! Mr.President, "Bring our troops home from this Bush-Cheney unlawful Invasion of Iraq! Your Administration did a wonderful job,Killing Bin Laden. Americans want these "Vile" republican wars to end now,sir. Let these people "Under Rocks" Fight it out among theirselves" They love killing? We don,t sir??? Obama 2012

    August 6, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Heywood

    A moment of silence for our fallen warriors.

    August 6, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. RJWTimes Bradford England

    This is indeed a dark day for US special operations in Afghanistan.

    August 6, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. Ibamaliar

    He doesn't care. But I do. I pray for the soldier's families in their time of sorrier. God Bless Each and Everyone Of You.

    August 6, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Sgt Schultz

    Get out of this endless quagmire now before we sacrifice any more blood and taxpayer $. Bin Laden is dead – the REAL mission is accomplished. Time to cut our loses and regroup to go home. No need to be there any more.

    August 6, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – this is a real blow to our service men and my heart goes out to their families No matter what the mission was – I am sure these BRAVE soldiers did it without any objections or qualms.... Dang, what a lost!!!

    To all of the soldiers – RIP – to the families, may God be with you during this sad moment!!!

    August 6, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. Reggie from LA

    That whole thing smells like a "leak" was involved. Interesting how something caused them to shoot down that particular Chinook.

    August 6, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |