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Navy SEALs

Navy SEALs Go From Superheroes To Sex Symbols

The Washington Post | Annys Shin, Published: May 6 | | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

Ever since an elite unit of Navy SEALs stormed a fortresslike compound near Islamabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden, people can’t get enough...

Men Who Would Rather Die Than Quit -- the United States Navy Seals

Patrick Robinson | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Patrick Robinson

When Navy SEAL Team 6 stormed into Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan a week ago, that was not just a fighting force. That was the most elite fighting force in all the world.

In the Shadow of bin Laden: Republicans and the Presidential Debate

William Bradley | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

If there was a worse week in which to hold the first Republican presidential debate, it's hard to think of when that might be. It's probably poetic ...


Jay Tavare | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

American Indian heroes, and their names, should not be used without an understanding of who these folks really were and what they still mean to their people.

Was Killing Bin Laden Legal?

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

America breathed a sigh of relief and world leaders offered congratulations following the killing of Osama bin Laden on Sunday. But following conflict...

Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden's Death

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America's War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden...

Gregory Beyer

The Elites Who Killed Osama Bin Laden | Gregory Beyer | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

A curious word crept into the dialogue this week, as news outlets fed the voracious public appetite for every last detail of the secret raid that kill...

Son of Mexican Immigrants Was a Hero of Bin Laden Operation?

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 08.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

On Monday, Martin Mejia received the shock of his life. The father of Ruben Mejia, a Navy SEAL, was stunned when soldiers in uniform came to his home...

Bin Laden's Death Shot: What About the Pictures?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

We know, don't we, that it wouldn't take more than minutes for the photos to move to t-shirts, to poster art, to mouse pads, to coffee mugs. The president thinks we're better than that. Take it as a compliment.

Experts: Classified Black Hawk's Used In Osama Mission

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home

As photographs of the wreckage left behind at Osama bin Laden's million-dollar Abbottabad compound continue to surface, aviation experts are speculati...

Inside Bin Laden's Lair With SEAL Team Six

AP/The Huffington Post | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- So much could have gone wrong as SEAL Team Six swept over Pakistan's dark landscape, dropped down ropes into a compound lined by wall af...

What Some Were Doing While Obama Was Planning Bin Laden's End

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Do you remember what you were doing, saying or writing while President Obama was planning this mission? Donald Trump, for one, was claiming that Obama might not be a real American.

Aldermen Want Parade For SEALs Who Killed Bin Laden

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

A U.S. Marines veteran and member of the Chicago City Council has proposed that the city throw a ticker-tape parade to celebrate the Navy SEAL team th...

WATCH: Will Ferrell As Bush Reacts To Osama Bin Laden

Posted 07.04.2011 | Comedy

When news broke that Osama bin Laden had been found and killed by Navy Seals, the one person everyone wanted to hear react was George W. "smoke 'em ou...

Why The Bin Laden Death Photos Should Be Seen by Everyone

Stu Kreisman | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

I don't want to remember the youthful Bin Laden sitting with a microphone in his hand and an AK 47 by his side, preaching his hate. I'm sure that the moment I see the gruesome pictures, that is the way I'll remember him.

Fascinating History Of The SEAL Team That Took Down Bin Laden Post | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home - Sources are reporting that Osama bin Laden, the Al-Qaeda leader who avoided capture for nearly a decade after engineering the attacks of...

President Obama and American Exceptionalism

Ed Schultz | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Ed Schultz

President Obama acted decisively. There wasn't any jingoism going on, no cowboy talk, just a lot of dignity and class. How's that for change you can believe in?

Sam Stein

Obama Had Multiple Options But Didn't Hesitate | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

President Obama had several options for assassinating Osama bin Laden, but did not let preference for one or the other delay an attack, an administrat...

Making the Hunters the Hunted: Exploring Hostage-Rescue

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heather Robinson

In 2004, Dan O'Shea, a Navy SEAL officer and commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves, served as Coordinator of the Hostage Working Group (HWG) in Baghdad...

McChrystal Clear: When Warriors Are Faced With Politics

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

General McChrystal needed a way out of what was becoming for him an unbearable burden: the conflict between the best interests of his country and the best interests of the soldiers who served under him.

Jon Stewart Author Interview: Richard Phillips On Being Attacked By Somali Pirates (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Richard Phillips, who captained a boat that was taken hostage by Somali pirates last year, has chronicled his experiences in a new book called "Captai...

Sarah Palin Defends Navy SEAL From Blue Island: Julio Huertas Accused Of Mistreating Iraqi Terror Suspect

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page Friday to defend a Navy SEAL from south suburban Blue Island who is accused of mistreating an Iraqi terror suspe...

Navy SEAL Photos In New Book, "SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice" (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Stephanie Freid-Perenchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephanie Freid-Perenchio

After the events of 9/11, I realized that the world of Navy SEALs was still shrouded in secrecy. I wanted to explore and shed light upon this culture that most people had never seen nor fully understood.

Ventura: "Palin Would Never Make It As A Navy SEAL" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura called Sarah Palin a "quitter" on CNN's Larry King Live last night. "She is a quitter. Let me put it to you this ...

U.S. Intelligence -- or the Lack Thereof -- on North Korea

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Keith Thomson

How is it -- given a skyful of satellites and legions of human spies -- that we were surprised by North Korea's missile launch? Why is it that we know so little about this country?