Deadliest Day For US In Decade Long Afghanistan War

President Obama is briefed on tragedy in Afghanistan

The pieces are still being pulled together to figure out what caused a military helicopter to crash in central Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 38 people. Among the dead were U.S. Navy Seals, making it the deadliest day of the decade-long war since it started.

At Camp David on Saturday, President Obama was briefed on the tragedy soon after it happened. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and national security staff told him the bad news.

Military officials in Afghanistan are not saying much about the crash. Brigadier General Carsten Jacobsen, International Security Assistance Force Spokesperson and Dominic Medley, NATO Civilian Spokesperson in Afghanistan were questioned about the crash but could offer few details since it is under investigation. Click here to watch video of the press conference from Afghanistan.

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