A Navy SEAL platoon stationed in Iraq to fight threats posed by the Islamic State was ordered back to San Diego early after reported misconduct, according to the U.S. Special Operations Command.
In a series of tweets, the command announced Wednesday that the commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve had “lost confidence in team’s ability to accomplish the mission.”
The SEALs were accused of lacking discipline and order during their off time while deployed.
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The U.S. Special Operations Command said SEALs must comply with all laws, regulations, and standards. Any alleged violations made during the platoon’s deployment will be investigated, the tweets said.
The command said authorities are working to lessen the impact of the platoon’s absence in Iraq.
To learn more about Operation Inherent Resolve's mission, visit its website.
Read the full release below:
“RELEASE: Operation Inherent Resolve Special Operations Commander orders early return of deployed SEAL platoon. The commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (in Iraq) ordered the early redeployment of a SEAL Team platoon to San Diego due to a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods. The Commander lost confidence in the team’s ability to accomplish the mission. Commanders have worked to mitigate the operational impact as this SEAL platoon follows a deliberate redeployment. All Department of Defense personnel are expected to uphold proven standards and to comply with laws and regulations. Alleged violations are thoroughly investigated.”