President Obama Reportedly Watched the bin Laden Raid Live

So this is something: according to one of Business Insider's sources, Barack Obama watched the entire raid of Osama Bin Laden's compound live via a helmet cam feed. Badass.

Helmet cam feeds of military ops have actually become fairly standard practice these days; as The Atlantic points out, videos of live combat footage like the one above (unrelated to the Bin Laden raid) have become a popular YouTube subgenre. It makes sense, then, that at least one member of SEAL Team 6 would have been streaming back to the mothership.


The odds that mission footage of this sensitivity would ever see the light of day are slim to none, of course. It's just crazy to think that not only did Obama order the strike; he likely saw it unfold in real time. [Business Insider via The Atlantic]

To check out our full coverage on the successful raid of Osama Bin Laden's compound—from the planning to the aftermath—head here.


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