Gates: SEALs who killed bin Laden concerned for their safety.

The Department of Defense is looking into ways to "pump…

The Department of Defense is looking into ways to “pump up the security” for the team of Navy SEALs who helped kill Osama bin Laden after the commandos expressed concern for their safety and the safety of their families, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Gates made the comment in response to a question at a town hall meeting at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. A Marine asked what measures were being taken to protect “the identities and the lives” of the SEALs involved in the takedown of bin Laden in Pakistan a week ago, as well as other troops deployed in the region, from the threat of retaliation.

“We are very concerned about the security of our families – of your families and our troops, and also these elite units that are engaged in things like that. And without getting into any details … I would tell you that when I met with the team last Thursday, they expressed a concern about that, and particularly with respect to their families,” Gates told the audience.

Source: CNN

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  • MR. Pimms. Are you Brain Dead or What? The SEALs are afraid for their families safety. Many threats are made to the Seal communities that their schools and children will be BOMBED. They can take care of themselve’s but news leaks as to their identity puts their families at GREAT RISK. I’m sorry, I was too kind to you. I assumed you actually had a brain. Your an idiot with a capital I

  • Mr.Pimms

    I thought they were supposed to be so secretive, hard core. Now they are scared. The Obama admin is the reason for their fear. They are the ones who leaked the identities, and covered it up by shooting down their own chopper loaded with SEALS. Open your eyes American People.

  • Cary

    Yes…Obama gave the order, it was his decision, he believed in this SEAL Team…….Some other president might have simply used drones…a very simple solution with little risk… problem with that …. he might have escaped that just like he did several years back in the mountains of Tora Bora when we supposedly had him surrounded using Afghan and Pakistani troops, a decision made by the former administration…

  • tom

    It was stupid for the “0”ne at the top who wanted the credit for his great feat, to shed so much light on the activities of the ones who need no applause, ones who want no credit and require the cover of anonymity. It muat be very comforting to the “0” (zero) to know that he and his family are surrounded by secret service 27/7 for the rest of their lives.