Nightly News   |  October 12, 2011

Pentagon found no mistakes in Chinook operation

A Pentagon investigation found no major mistakes were made in the August operation in Afghanistan that ended with a Chinook helicopter being shot down. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: A military investigation has found no major mistakes were made in the August operation in Afghanistan that ended with a Chinook twin rotor helicopter being shot down killing 30 Americans, including those 22 Navy SEALs . No disciplinary action's being taken against anyone involved. One military official called it a standard mission during which a bad guy got off a lucky shot, hitting the helicopter's tail rotor with an RPG . Today's report won't be enough for some who thought the Chinook full of American personnel needed more force protection around it and was exposed and open to enemy fire.