An otherwise sensibly written article about the contributions of special forces in our quotidian bug hunts, with a dreadful title.
The SEALs, like the rest of the military, serve at the pleasure of the president. Who at the moment, happens to be Barack Obama.
But it is the office they serve, and the country [...]
It’s been interesting hearing the details of the SEAL’s latest mission in Somalia. And it must have been fun for the White House to share them with us.
But not everyone is so pleased, according to an operator who has recently left the service:
Adm. William H. McRaven, America’s top special-operations commander, wrote in [...]
Here, in the Washington Times:
By the time the CH-47 transport helicopter descended to 150 feet above an unprotected landing zone in Afghanistan around 2 a.m. on Aug. 6, the element of surprise had been lost.
You can read the rest, if you’d like. Or read the book, and form your own conclusions. But [...]
Admiral Bill McRaven speaks on the use of DevGru forces for IRF duties in Afghanistan:
The new commander of American Special Operations forces has defended the use of commandos in a Navy Seals unit to back up a raid in Afghanistan earlier this month that ended in tragedy when a Chinook helicopter was shot [...]
As congressmen and many in the public stew over the pending court martial of three Navy SEALs accused of abusing a detainee and making false official statements, a SEALs blog remembers one of them men murdered whose desecrated remains were hung from that infamous bridge in Fallujah:
Scott Helvenston was the youngest to ever [...]
The three Navy SEALs accused of detainee abuse, dereliction of duty and lying to investigators have broad public support, but are taking a high-risk gamble. NJP carries only limited punitive potential, but a court martial conviction – should one be made – can have a more permanent effect.
McCabe and Huertas both deferred a [...]
SOC Eric Shellenberger passed away after experiencing an underwater emergency off Bremerton:
During an SDV training dive in the very early morning hours Thursday, Shellenberger encountered difficulties in the water and signaled for an emergency ascent. Upon reaching the surface, he was non-responsive and rescue breathing was administered.
Shellenberger was taken to Keyport pier [...]
So, you say you want to be a Navy SEAL.
Are you sure?
Knuckleheads in Texas killed the wrong man’s dog.
SEALs helping Marines, Marines helping SEALs.