Although Predator drones were on call during yesterday's military operations, it was an elite unit of Navy Seals that finished the job -- proof that robots aren't the man for every job.
Drones are used regularly in Middle Eastern operations. However, the ground mission that resulted in Osama bin Laden's death was simply too sensitive for Predators, officials said. Because the operation had so many unknowns and such a high-profile target, President Obama mobilized a small contingent of the Navy's elite Seals, under CIA orders.
Yesterday's mission included back-up from fighter jets, as well as surveillance and firepower from armed and unarmed Predator drones. Luckily, the soldiers were able to execute the operation cleanly and without civilian deaths.