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American Hero Stories: A Navy SEAL

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Thom Shea was a Navy SEAL (Sea, Air & Land) for 23 years. Special Operator, Chief SEAL Shea did three tours (approximately six months each) with SEAL Team Two in Kosovo, Macedonia and the Gulf, as well as two tours with SEAL Team Seven in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Navy SEALs Board Oil Tanker Stolen From Libyan Rebel Port

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

By Feras Bosalum and Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI, March 17 (Reuters) - U.S. special forces have seized a commercial tanker that fled with a ...

Studies Show: Veterans Are People Too

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Chris Marvin

As a veteran and as an American, I was appalled at this rash generalization that substance abuse is a known problem among veterans. Why does our current culture and news media insist on highlighting the worst about veterans?

More Hoist the Jolly Roger!! -- 10 Must-Watch Pirate Films

Scott DiMarco | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Scott DiMarco

Pirate films have always been popular and perhaps a few more films are still to be made, but until that point we have a virtual treasure trove of films to satisfy us.

'Lone Survivor': Free Officer and Free Citizen

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Lone Survivor, the new film recounting an ill-fated search and rescue attempt in Afghanistan, has a tragic connection with my school. Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, a Navy SEAL, received a master's degree from our Graduate Institute.

ReThink Review: Lone Survivor -- What Makes a War Hero?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Do acts of bravery by the Taliban deserve movies celebrating, honoring, and fetishizing them? Are they also heroes? Or, when it comes to non-Americans, do we hold those fighters to a different standard, now claiming that context really does matter? Watching a movie like Lone Survivor, I can't help thinking about issues like these.

Tom Hanks' Capt. Phillips: I Gasped!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.08.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

I gasped. For air? In shock? Both. Watching Tom Hanks, playing Captain Richard Phillips taken hostage by Somali pirates as our Navy SEALS closed in ne...

Violence: Best Practices, Awareness, Mitigation and Response

Larry Yatch | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Larry Yatch

I'd like to offer 10 lessons for you to start your journey to gaining that confidence:

Ah, About Those Special Ops Raids ...

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William Bradley

Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.

ReThink Review: Captain Phillips -- 21st Century Piracy Ain't Jack Sparrow

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Is Captain Phillips a case where bigger, louder -- and since it's Paul Greengrass, shakier -- is actually better? And do the film's pirates rise above being caricatured villains to represent the real Somalian men who turn to this high risk/high reward way of life?

SEALs, Ninjas and a 6-year-old Boy's Quest for Answers

Molly Blake | Posted 12.07.2013 | Good News
Molly Blake

He sharpened his SpongeBob pencil and carefully penned the following letter: "Dear Admiral McRaven, When I grow up, I want to be a SEAL too but can you tell me who is quieter -- SEALs or Ninjas? Also how long can you hold your breath for? v/r Walker Greentree."

Source: Navy SEALs Raid Somali Town Seeking Nairobi Mall Attack Suspect

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for an al-Qaida...

The Night Train Swimmers Honor Navy SEALs With World Record-Breaking 228-Mile Swim Down the Southern California Coast

Vito Bialla | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Vito Bialla

And so began a grueling 228-mile journey for our six-person relay team, the Night Train Swimmers, who embarked on an open-water relay effort that would go on to break the world record for longest open water relay swim and raised nearly $228,000 for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Files About Bin Laden Raid Hidden From The Public

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged ...

Women Will Be Placed In More Combat Jobs According To Military Plans

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by t...

Troops In Bin Laden Raid Revealed, Defense Report Says

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. special operations forces who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden were in uniform and wearing nametags during a CI...

PHOTOS: Inside The Secret World Of Navy SEALS

Posted 05.02.2013 | World

When Osama Bin Laden was killed by SEAL Team 6 two years ago, one question was on everyone's minds: who are the Navy SEALS? A new book from Greg E...

Navy Identifies SEAL Killed In Parachuting Accident

AP | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Brett D. Shadle always had wanted to be a member of the Navy's most elite special forces unit. A year after enlisting, he made i...

Navy SEAL Dead After Parachuting Accident

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: NBC News is reporting that the Navy SEAL killed in the incident is from SEAL TEAM 6, the group that carried out the killing of Osama bin Laden...

WATCH: Bin Laden Shooter Criticized 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A new Esquire report is making headlines for its in-depth profile of the Navy SEAL Team Six member who shot and killed Osama bin Laden. The former SEA...

Navy SEAL Says Military Left Him In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

The Navy SEAL Team Six member who shot and killed Osama bin Laden has opened up about the hardships of life after the mission. In an interview with...

A Response to Kathryn Bigelow's Latest Statement on Zero Dark Thirty and Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Zero Dark Thirty ignores the fact that America's torture program inspired anti-U.S. sentiment around the world, causing many to vow revenge on the U.S. and its allies.

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...

Zero Dark Thirty: Why the Film's Makers Should Be Defended and What Deeper bin Laden Controversy Has Been Stirred

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
G. Roger Denson

To those critics of Zero Dark Thirty who claim the film misleads the public on the role that waterboarding and other torture played in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, I suggest they look forward to the making of some other film that represents their ideals rather than make Zero Dark Thirty their scapegoat.

Navy SEAL Commander In Afghanistan Dies Of Apparent Suicide

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 02.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price, 42...