In US, commandos were guided by US president Barack Obama to fight in their own way if ever the challenge comes in-front of them by the Pakistani security forces during the daring raid in Abbottabad in which Osama bin Laden was killed. According to US President, protection of his troops was more crucial than keeping Pakistani’s happy.
US and Obama
According to a new book ‘Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden – from 9/11 to Abbottabad’, that hit the book stand this week, US President Obama instructed Commander of the US Special Operations Command William McRaven, premium is on the protection of our forces, not on keeping the Pakistani happy.
US President Barack Obama had make the specific instruction in this term that were marked a big fundamental shift, which come out in as a discussion in his team that what to do if Pakistan make a challenge in-front of US Navy Seals during or after any time the raid at Abbottabad on 02 May 2011. “Now that the decision had been made not to bring the Pakistanis into any aspect of the operation, US Pres. Obama and his team had to think through how best to deal with whatever their reaction might be, particularly on the ground in Abbottabad, should the US President green-light the raid,” author Peter L Bergen wrote.
US and the book
In US, according to the book, a senior administration official explains: “McRaven, in some of the earliest briefings, was very sensitive to the idea that we don’t want to create, for lack of a better word, a shit storm with the Pakistanis if we don’t need to. So if this can be accomplished in a way that did not result in dead Pakistanis, either civilians or security forces, that’s the optimal solution.”
US Commandos McRaven initially came up with an assault plan that would have had the SEALs avoiding any kind of firefight with the Pakistanis unless it was absolutely necessary. “If the Pakistanis did show up in force at the compound, McRaven’s proposal was that the SEALs set up a defensive perimeter and hold them at bay,” Bergen wrote.