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However, the new administration will be under close scrutiny as last month’s raid has become increasingly politicized in Washington.

While the White House hailed the Yemen operation as a success, Democrats and other critics question whether any intelligence gathered was worth the high cost of SEAL Ryan Owens’ life and children killed in crossfire.

Trump has tried to distance himself from the botched raid by emphasizing that the operation had been in the works long before he took office. The president has also refused to take responsibility for Owens’ death, blaming it on his generals.

During his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Trump insisted that the ground raid yielded valuable intelligence that would “lead to many more victories in the future.”

Some US officials have disputed that claim, saying the raid gathered little, if any, workable intelligence.

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