December 11th, 2012
08:23 PM ET

Remembering Nicholas Cheque, Navy SEAL killed in rescue mission

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Cheque achieve a life-long goal by souring to the top of the U.S. special forces unit - SEAL team six, known for taking out Osama bin Laden.

Navy SEAL killed on rescue mission in Afghanistan

We're learning more about the Navy SEAL who died in that successful mission to rescue an American held captive in Afghanistan.

CNN's Brian Todd is in his hometown North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania talking to some of the people who knew him best.

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  1. Arik Fetscher

    I hope that during the part of catching up with the people and issues you had done in your first trip to a land with limited human rights and torn by war you would also think of this issue. The reason that it feels easy to use drones in warfare is because it santizes the effects for some while stories like this bring home the high costs of war. We in America tend to only feel a war when it hits us in a direct way be it through the service people and their hardships or in the wallet in taxes. There is a reason that going to war should be felt because it is felt by the other side when a drone strikes even if we feel temporarily clean it is no less harmful. So as Afghan women struggle for their rights and education and they build or rebuild lives the drone strikes do change how we fight and how easily we ourselves may be putting at risk the gains that have been fought for and won. It may seem easier to fight without "our" lives immediately at risk but sometimes the immediate view does not always portend the actual results.


    Even Gingrich and Jeb Bush acknowledge the fact that some sentencing and incarceration issues did not achieve the aims or goals and that puts them with Branson on the topic. If that grouping can find common cause there should be hope and I hope you think about all that can be accomplished while there.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply

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