By Kati Marton
An account of the 1948 assassination of count number Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish U.N. mediator within the Arab-Israeli clash, discusses his homicide through the Israeli Stern Gang, whose club integrated Yitzhak Shamir, and the explanations for the killing.
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A bombing or missile strike would inevitably obliterate everything and leave nothing but a giant crater. Collateral damage was estimated at well over a dozen civilian casualties outside of the compound, and very little possibility of any bodies or evidence remaining to prove bin Laden’s presence or death. A bombing plan was put on hold and McRaven was directed to continue developing plans for a raid. By the end of March 2010, McRaven had assembled teams of US Navy SEALs from Red Squadron to begin raid rehearsals in two US locations.
Was already limited by the stealth design, and it immediately became clear to the pilot that they were going down hard. For brief moment the crew faced straight down at the ground. A hard landing in an open field could be dangerous enough, but collision with a concrete wall would be fatal. Once the spinning rotors met with an unmoving mass, centrifugal force would tear the helicopter apart, cause an explosion and kill or wound everyone on board – and the mission would have been over before it started.
0059 The Chalk Two pilot decides to land north of the compound, and deploys the team leader and six SEALs. was already limited by the stealth design, and it immediately became clear to the pilot that they were going down hard. For brief moment the crew faced straight down at the ground. A hard landing in an open field could be dangerous enough, but collision with a concrete wall would be fatal. Once the spinning rotors met with an unmoving mass, centrifugal force would tear the helicopter apart, cause an explosion and kill or wound everyone on board – and the mission would have been over before it started.
A Death in Jerusalem by Kati Marton