An unfortunate outcome of course. We should keep in mind the title of James Kyle's book on Operation Eagle Claw - "The Guts to Try."
The only good that could have come out of this would have been for the administration to establish a new precedent and not name the unit conducting the operation and discussing the details - lot of operational information - launched from the USS Makin Island - CV-22 infil 10km from the objective, team compromised on the last 100 yards - surgeon aboard CV-22, etc. We really should stop releasing the names of units and operational information. Especially the names of units should not be released after the warnings on the military use of social media because of potential terrorist targeting.