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U.S. Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq Was Part Of 'Quick Reaction Force'

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.04.2016 | World

A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq on Tuesday was part of a "quick reaction force" called in after a firefight broke ...

Navy SEAL Awarded Medal Of Honor For Hostage Rescue In Afghanistan

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday awarded the country's highest honor for valor to Navy SEAL Edward Byers, who used...

Beyond Personal Development: What I Learned From Navy SEAL Surf Torture

Jason King | Posted 12.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jason King

From behind us, we could hear the 4-foot waves crashing in from the Pacific. The trouble was, we could never seem to get connected with the cadence o...

Navy SEAL's Surprising Advice For Surviving An Active Shooter

Keith Thomson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Books
Keith Thomson

You're at your desk or in a cafeteria or on a train when a guy bursts in firing a machine gun. What do you do? According to former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, "People think, I'm going to die! or I'm going to be rescued. Rarely do they think about rescuing themselves."

Benghazi Blues: Political and Media Non-Seriousness on Dramatic Display

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2015 | Media
William Bradley

What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed...

Equality: Fixin' to Get Around to it

Brett Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Jones

Racism and bigotry are overwhelming and mind numbing issues. The big picture frustrates me to no end. The only person that I truly can control is myself, which happens to be the best place to start fixing most problems I know.

What American Sniper Helped Put a Spotlight On

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Through the release of American Sniper, Americans unacquainted with the mental trials and tribulations veterans face once home can see, hear and emotionally feel just how powerful these unfortunate experiences are.

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

American Sniper Gets It Right for Veterans: Why That Matters

Chris Marvin | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Marvin

There's something unique about American Sniper. If this were just another modern war movie, Chris Kyle might be portrayed as a replica of the hollowed out versions of the soldiers we often see splashed across the big screen.

A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

Scott DiMarco | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Scott DiMarco

With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Actor Travis Van Winkle Is Slow and Smooth

Tamar Abrams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Travis Van Winkle's twin passions of acting and service make for a very contented man. But this man who is willing to sleep in jungles while pouring concrete and who took knife and stick training to portray a Navy SEAL has a surprising ambition.

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

Movie review: Lone Survivor

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Berg's Lone Survivor opens at the end of the film on a harrowing moment about the title character, then jumps back in time to the beginning of t...

How Many Wakeup Calls Will It Take For Vets To Get The Help They Deserve?

Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact

By Sean J. Miller, TakePart Corey Wynn was among the thousands of returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who had trouble finding work after le...

Fund For Slain Navy SEAL Sniper Helps Vets With PTSD

Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact

Chris Kyle was a dedicated father, a decorated former Navy SEAL sniper and generous man. Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, were killed by a t...

Esquire's Navy SEAL Story Skipped Key Details, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Esquire's interview with the Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden is under fire for a questionable segment surrounding the military service m...

Judges Wary Of Osama Bin Laden Photo Release

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

BY FREDERIC J. FROMMER, ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal appeals court judges seemed skeptical Thursday about forcing the government to release photos and...

Former Navy SEAL and Author Arms Civilians With Tools to Combat Fear, Forge Self-Confidence

Lauren Drell | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Lauren Drell

"I figured in terms of the lifestyle trajectory I was on, I probably would have been dead in about six months, so I was like that's probably not a good thing."

Report: Romney Left Insensitive Messages For Gold Star Mother After Her Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

During an appearance on "The View" last week, Ann Romney stated that her husband Mitt Romney attended the funerals of every fallen soldier from Massac...

Obama Takes Debate 2: So What Happens Next?

William Bradley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Now that the somnambulant debater of Denver has awakened, if Obama supporters want something else to fear, billionaires who want a Wall Street engineer in office, or advocates of the old energy economy of fossil fuels, are definitely that.

Andrea Stone

Former Navy SEAL Killed In Libya Attack Fought Proselytizing In The Ranks

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

One of the security guards killed during an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that may have been related to an incendiary anti-Musl...

Anti-Obama Navy SEAL Leader: I’m A Birther

thecable.foreignpolicy.com | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is a socialist, was raised by communists, and wasn't born in the United States, according to the former Navy SEAL who founded t...

9 Most CRUCIAL Survival Tips

Don Mann | Posted 10.08.2012 | Books
Don Mann

Navy SEALs are trained to face dangerous situations all over the world -- at sea, in the air and on land. We understand that every time we launch a mission, unforeseen circumstances -- flash floods, aircraft crashes, poisonous insects, animal or marine life bites, etc.