Biden mourns missing Navy SEALs as ‘very best of our country’

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden honored the service of two Navy SEALs presumed to be dead after they went missing off the coast of Somalia.

“Jill and I are mourning the tragic deaths of two of America’s finest — Navy SEALs who were lost at sea while executing a mission off the coast of East Africa last week,” Biden said Monday in a statement.

The SEALs, who have not been identified by U.S. Central Command out of respect for their families, were declared dead after an extensive 10-day search and rescue operation, according to the president. The pair went missing during a nighttime raid on a small Iranian boat, known as a dhow, which was carrying parts of ballistic and cruise missiles that Iran has been supplying to Read more…

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