Israel does things like this, maybe not high level officials, though. But they probably figured taking out that guy would be suicidal. The US is nowhere near as vulnerable. Trump's judgement here is suspect to say the least. We were on the brink of a very nasty war. I still suspect there were US deaths in that missile barrage and that they kept it quiet somehow. Many of those head injuries victims are not on duty now. How bad are they? AFAIK, they're not saying.the biggest thing here is trump made it ok to assassinate high level officials. Im sure all of the high level officials love living in this new reality.
A lot of TBIs are just short-term, though of course I don't have the details here. What I find baffling is what assignments on the base required some of the personnel to be sitting ducks (i.e. not going into the bunkers) despite a 2 hour warning? Is that a stupid question or what?