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  • Retired SEAL Vice Adm. Robert Harward top candidate to replace Flynn

    02/14/2017 8:08:01 PM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jacqueline Klimas | Jamie McIntyre
    Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward is quickly emerging as a leading contender to replace former national security adviser Mike Flynn, perhaps even the front-runner, according to some sources. In the wake of Flynn's resignation Monday night, Harward's name entered circulation, along with retired Gen. David Petraeus and retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who assumed Flynn's job after he resigned.
  • Richard Lyon, pioneering Navy SEAL who fought in two wars, dies at 93

    02/10/2017 10:28:18 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | By Carl Prine
    He was a naked warrior during World War II and Korea, a spy in China, a Navy SEAL, a mayor and one of the greatest surfers to ride the waves in Oceanside. Retired Rear Adm. Richard Dick Lyon, the first Navy SEAL team reservist to become a flag officer, died Feb. 3 from age-related renal failure at his home in Oceanside. He was 93. Called a modern Forrest Gump by his children because of his rich and varied life, he was known by war-hardened commandos for his stern demeanor in the face of danger and by his family as a...
  • SEAL Team 6 Members Fought Female Fighters in Yemen Raid

    02/04/2017 4:13:24 AM PST · by Makana · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Richard Sisk
    SEALTeam 6 fought and killed female fighters of an al-Qaida affiliate in the raid Saturday in Yemen in which a team member was killed, three were wounded and three injured, the Pentagon said Monday. "There were a lot of female combatants that were a part of this," Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said of the firefight in the raid Saturday, which the Defense Department and White House said killed at least 14 enemy fighters. "Some of those enem[ies] killed in action were female." Davis said the SEALs saw the women running to fighting positions as the team approached...
  • SEALs Knew They Were Screwed From Beginning In Fatal Yemen Raid, Went Into Battle Anyway

    02/02/2017 7:57:01 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Navy SEALs knew al-Qaida terrorists were alerted to their impending raid deep inside Yemen Saturday, but continued the operation anyway. U.S. officials say they are unsure how the terrorist group figured out the upcoming raid. Local tribal elders speculated that the group was suspicious because U.S. drones were flying lower than normal, and emitting audible engine noise. As the terrorists prepared for the SEALs arrival, the U.S. intercepted their communications. The SEALs were a mere five miles away and chose to press on, despite knowing it would be a bloody firefight. They kind of knew they were screwed from...
  • Trump Is Said to Offer Interior Job to Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana

    12/13/2016 3:57:07 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/13/2016 | Coral Davenport
    <p>WASHINGTON President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the position of interior secretary to Representative Ryan Zinke, Republican of Montana and a former Navy SEAL commander, according to two officials familiar with Mr. Trumps decision.</p> <p>As head of the agency that oversees energy exploration on the nations public lands and waters, Mr. Zinke would be charged with carrying out the aggressive pro-drilling agenda championed by Mr. Trump on the campaign trail.</p>
  • President Trump honors first military casualty of his presidency

    02/01/2017 1:04:58 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 1, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    President Trump honors first military casualty of his presidency by meeting fallen SEAL's coffin - and takes Ivanka with him The body of fallen SEAL Team 6 member Officer William Owens arrived Tuesday afternoon at Dover Air Force Base President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka flew to Deleware to meet him Officials said that in the President's first strike 'almost everything went wrong' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got emotional on Wednesday as he talked about the raid, which he admitted was not a '100% successs' Nawar al-Awlaki, 8, was among several non-combats killed in Trump's first raid She...
  • President Trump makes unannounced trip to honor the return of US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

    02/01/2017 12:48:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 2/1/17 | breaking911.xom
    The President later touched down at Dover Air Force Base to honor the return of fallen US Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William Ryan Owens, who was killed in a Yemen raid.
  • Navy SEAL killed in al-Qaeda raid is identified

    01/30/2017 5:35:18 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | anuary 30 at 7:53 PM | Thomas Gibbons-Neff J
    Chief Special Warfare Operator William Ryan Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill., died after he was wounded during a nighttime raid on an al-Qaeda-held village in southwestern Yemen on Saturday.
  • US Navy SEAL killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

    01/29/2017 11:57:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/29/2017
    The U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. An MV-22 Osprey aircraft used in the raid was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place." "Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism," President Trump said in a statement. "The sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, and the families they leave behind, are the backbone of the...
  • Michael Moore Rips Trump Inauguration Front Page at DC Women's March

    01/22/2017 1:57:13 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Fox News
    Filmmaker Michael Moore ripped a newspaper featuring Donald Trump's image from his inauguration in half as he spoke during the Women's March on Washington. "The majority of Americans did not want Donald J. Trump as their president," Moore said, commenting on the fact that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. He encouraged the women in the crowd to call their Congressional representatives every day and join groups. "This morning I joined Planned Parenthood," he said.
  • Seal Relocated After Terrorizing Australian Town

    12/26/2016 9:50:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 26, 2016 | Stephen Feller
    An Australian couple woke up Christmas morning to find a fur seal doing its best impression of a hood ornament on their car, but residents of the town say this is not the first time a seal has tried to move in to the neighborhood. Animal control officers in Newstead, a suburb of Tasmania, subdued the seal as it ran from driveway to driveway and car to car through the neighborhood, apparently unsure how to get back to the nearby waterway it came from. "We got up and there was this great big seal on the roof of the car,...
  • Fake Navy SEAL Gets What's Coming to Him

    12/22/2016 9:50:29 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    IJR.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jenni Fink
    William Burley, a 36-year-old man from California, has spent years ripping people off. On Monday, Burley was sentenced to three years in jail for defrauding a Christian charity group who sought his Navy SEAL skills to help them rescue kidnapped aid workers in Somalia.
  • Meet the first Jewish governor of Missouri, a former Navy SEAL

    11/18/2016 7:59:07 AM PST · by zlando · 39 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Nov 17, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose seven military awards include the Bronze Star, has become the first Jewish governor of Missouri. Greitens, 42, a Republican, also is a former Rhodes scholar and the founder of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that helps veterans integrate themselves back into their communities through volunteer work. On Tuesday, Greitens who emphasized he would rid the state capital, Jefferson City, of bad ethics defeated Democrat Chris Koster with 51 percent of the vote. His opponent, the states attorney general, received 45 percent. Tonight, we did more than win an election; we...
  • Priests Can't Legally be Forced to Reveal What's Heard in Confession, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules

    10/31/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 10/28/16 | Joe Gyan Jr
    A priest has no duty to report confidential information heard during a sacramental confession, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Friday in a bid to clear up what it called the "widespread confusion" caused by its decision two years ago in a long-running case involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese had warned after the 2014 ruling that the sanctity of the confessional was under attack by the ruling the church said might force a priest to reveal in court what was privately told to him. The case involves a young woman who claims she told a Baton...
  • Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6

    08/28/2016 6:08:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 28 August 2016 | By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The United States could be on the verge of posthumously awarding its highest military honor to a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan and the news is stirring controversy. Sgt. John Chapman, an air force technician who was serving as a radioman for the elite SEAL Team 6 during mission in Afghanistan, died in fierce combat against Al Qaeda gunmen on an Afghan mountaintop on March 4, 2002. The Americans led a coalition of nations in the military effort to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book On Bin Laden Raid Forfeits $6.8 Million To Settle Criminal Probes

    08/19/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 33 replies
    http://pubx.co/bftjG4 ^ | 8/19/16 | Christopher Drew
    <p>Matt Bissonnette, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, agreed on Friday to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees and apologized for failing to clear his disclosures with the Pentagon, according to federal court documents.</p>
  • Obama Campaigns With Hillary, Lets Her Use Presidential Seal

    07/05/2016 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 7/5/16 | Ben Shapiro
    With his FBI director finally dropping the other shoe and clearing Hillary Clinton of any chance of indictment, President Obama eagerly took to the stump to push for Clintons presidential campaign on Tuesday. Appearing in Charlotte, North Carolina just hours after FBI Director James Comey announced he would not recommend prosecution against Clinton, Obama praised Clinton to the skies all while standing behind a podium decorated with the presidential seal. Minutes later, Hillary herself would speak from behind the same podium, in a pathetically unsubtle attempt to groom her for the office. First, Obama played the woman card, claiming...
  • Court Vacates $1.8M Ventura Award in 'American Sniper' Case

    06/13/2016 7:48:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 6/13/2016 | AP
    A federal appeals court has thrown out a $1.8 million judgment awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who says he was defamed in the late author Chris Kyle's bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected the jury's 2014 award of $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment against Kyle's estate. The court reversed the unjust-enrichment award, saying it fails as a matter of law. It also vacated the defamation award, but ordered a new trial for that portion of the case. Kyle, a Navy SEAL and the deadliest sniper in...
  • When Batman Dies

    05/09/2016 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV was a real-life Batman—a self-made superhero. On behalf of our troops and veterans, it is important to properly honor this 31-year-old Millennial—who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of ISIL thugs in Iraq last Tuesday—but was painted as the progeny of a pilferer. The Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” recipient courageously took on some 125 ISIS fighters and 20 assault vehicles to rescue a handful of U.S. military advisors. All of the advisors escaped—but their rescuer, Keating IV, was fatally hit. For this sacrifice, outlets like CNN honored Keating IV by telling the...
  • Navy SEAL DESTROYS Hillary: Youre An Ignorant Liar [w/video]

    05/06/2016 11:07:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Supreme Patriot ^ | April 16, 2016 | Brendon
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso recently recorded a video in which he blasted Hillary Clinton, calling her an ignorant liar who once tried to use the heroism of our nations armed forces to promote herself as the next commander in chief. The video is now going viral. According to Conservative Tribune, Raso was referring to the time Hillary claimed she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. She later admitted this wasnt true, blaming her lie on simply misspeaking. Raso and countless other veterans, however, were furious. (W)hat makes this truly disgusting to me is that when she was called...
  • SEAL Dies Defending Christian Town in Iraq

    05/04/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Lori
    Reports surfaced Tuesday that ISIS had attacked the Christian city of Tel Askuf in Iraq. An intense firefight ensued involving local Kurdish Peshmerga troops and training forces from the Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a group founded and run by Matthew Van Dyke. Unfortunately, one Navy SEAL gave his life defending the Christian city. His name has yet to be released. Jason Butrill, head researcher for The Glenn Beck Program and a former member of counterintelligence with U.S. Special Forces, received communication from Van Dykes team as the fighting went down. This area that has been attacked is the Christian...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/04/2016 2:43:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4 , 2016 | Fox News
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday was identified Tuesday evening by Arizona's governor. He was identified Tuesday evening by Gov. Doug Ducey as Charlie Keating IV. Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who was a graduate of Phoenix's Arcadia High School. The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the...
  • Navy SEAL Admiral's Rare, Public Punishment

    03/27/2016 10:07:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Military.com ^ | 3/27/16 | SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
    The career death of Rear Adm. Brian Losey, the Navy SEAL leader being forced to retire after his promotion was blocked in the Senate, marks the most public punishment ever at the top rank of the elite SEALs, who are known for running below the radar with their combat missions and internal business. Even more tension between Congress and the SEALs may be looming. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said this week that he will oppose the nomination of Losey's replacement, Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski. Hunter told The San Diego Union-Tribune that he has concerns about the incoming SEAL commander's past...
  • Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

    03/07/2016 8:09:02 PM PST · by Lera · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/16
    Archaeologists discover First Temple-era seals, one with a woman's name. Rare find that sheds significant light on owner's life. Archaeologists have found two ancient seals with Hebrew names, dating back to the time of the First Temple, in Jerusalem's City of David. The objects belonged to a woman and a man, Elihana bat Gael and Sa'aryahu ben Shabenyahu. "Finding seals that bear names from the time of the First Temple is hardly a commonplace occurrence, and finding a seal that belonged to a woman is an even rarer phenomenon," said a researcher with the project. The artifacts were discovered in...
  • Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient proved mettle in hand-to-hand combat

    02/28/2016 8:27:48 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | N/A
    The Navy SEAL who will become on Monday the sixth member of that elite force to receive the Medal of Honor proved his mettle in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan or more accurately, hand-to-throat. During a daring nighttime raid in 2012 to rescue an American citizen from Taliban clutches, Edward Byers Jr. leaped across the room to shield the hostage from oncoming fire while simultaneously engaging a Taliban guard. While covering the hostage with his body, Chief Byers was able to pin the enemy combatant to the wall with his hand around the enemys throat, according to a Navy news...
  • Obama to present Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

    02/03/2016 6:02:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The White House has announced that a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan will be the nation's next Medal of Honor recipient. President Barack Obama will present the nation's highest award for valor in action to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers.
  • Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture of Bin Laden’s Body, Faces Investigation of Business Ties

    01/19/2016 12:10:58 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Mattew Cole
    A FORMER NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden and wrote a bestselling book about the raid is now the subject of a widening federal criminal investigation into whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit while on active duty, according to two people familiar with the case. Matthew Bissonnette, the former SEAL and author of No Easy Day, a firsthand account of the 2011 bin Laden operation, had already been under investigation by both the Justice Department and the Navy for revealing classified information. The two people familiar with the probe said the current investigation,...
  • Admiral punished suspected whistleblowers, is still poised for promotion

    10/21/2015 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 21, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members whom he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers. Rear Adm. Brian Losey was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general after subordinates complained that he had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them during a vengeful but fruitless hunt for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. After conducting separate, years-long investigations that involved more than 100...
  • American Thinker writes an article about me,but doesn't contact me before publishing it. WTF, over?

    01/16/2016 7:19:08 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 102 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A fascinating comment on Rick Moran's blog about the Iranian capture of our sailors is making waves in the blogosphere and on Facebook. It makes a lot more sense than any of the official explanations we have received for the capture and subsequent release of the sailors. Thomas Lipscomb explains: Flash! A former Navy SEAL, Matt Bracken, just blew up what I have been calling "a pack of lies from the US and Iran" on what the hell happened that got our boats captured and taken to the Farsi Islands. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/calling_bs_on_the_official_story_of_the_iranian_capture_of_two_us_riverine_boats.html#ixzz3xQA8nIM0 Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker...
  • Fmr Pacific Fleet Admiral: Seal Six Shoot-down a ‘Capital Crime’

    (THE UNITED WEST) Tom Trento, executive producer of the new movie “Fallen Angel – The Cover-up of the Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six” which investigates the deaths of 30 U.S. special forces units in Afghanistan (the largest single day loss of life of SEALs in U.S. History), interviews retired U.S. Navy Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, the former commander-in-chief U.S. Pacific Fleet. Lyons states the shoot-down of SEAL Team SIX was a “dereliction of duty” and further states that the Obama-Clinton restrictive rules of engagement also directly led to the deaths of 30 of our nations finest warriors. According to Don...
  • SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss

    12/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Dianna Cahn
    The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn't be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity, where he was tormented, before being freed in a controversial prisoner exchange last year. Jimmy Hatch, a Navy SEAL senior chief who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission. Beside him, service dog Remco lay mortally wounded,...
  • Seal Connects Hezekiah With Horite Beliefs

    12/03/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    This remarkable seal or bulla of the Judean King Hezekiah was discovered by Efrat Greenwald at the Ophel, an ancient dump beside the wall that surrounds Jerusalem's Old City. This bulla was found with 33 additional bullae, many pottery sherds and figurines in Area A of the 2009 excavation season supervised by Hagai Cohen-Klonymus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. Initial inspection failed to recognize the seal's importance and it was put in storage. Recently the bulla was identified by...
  • Cross on L.A. County Seal Goes to Judge

    11/16/2015 8:43:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 11/16/2015 | Matt Reynolds
    A federal judge, Christina Snyder, will decide whether a Latin cross on the Los Angeles County seal is a state endorsement of Christianity or just an accurate depiction of a building of historical significance. Coates said in a trial brief that the cross had been at the San Gabriel Mission since it was built in the late 1700s. Aside from a 22-year period when the cross was removed for repairs after the Whittier earthquake in 1987, stolen and then restored, the cross has been a consistent feature of the mission. But plaintiffs' attorney Linda Burrow, with Caldwell Leslie & Proctor,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Speaks After ISIS Threatens To Murder His Family

    10/06/2015 11:54:26 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/6/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Rob ONeill the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden has finally broken his silence after ISIS supporters published his home address and called for both his death and the death of his family. All soldiers who serve their country assume certain risks. Its part of the deal, he told The Daily Caller. But I am alert, I am vigilant and I take precautions. After publicly telling his story in November 2014, ONeill has become a major target for radical Islamists across the globe, yet personal security threats wont silence him from speaking out against one of Americas...
  • Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era [Psalm 85]

    09/26/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/2015 | Ben Ariel
    A rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon of the 10th century BCE was recently discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. According to Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the seal is the first of its kind to be found in the Israeli capital. The dating of the seal corresponds to the historical period of the Jebusites and the conquest of Jerusalem by King David, as well as the construction of the Temple and the royal official compound by his son, King Solomon What makes...
  • Hoping to repay a debt, retired SEAL makes it his mission to help working dogs

    08/09/2015 5:29:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 9, 2015 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    In a darkened Iraqi suburb, Christmas Eve, 2006, a team of Navy SEALs moved quietly into position outside the home of a man known for training suicide bombers. The operation that night wasnt unlike hundreds of others carried out by Naval Special Warfare Development Group during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But its one Jimmy Hatch wont ever forget. Hed later learn that no amount of alcohol could erase the memory. It was chilly, not quite cold enough to see your breath. As the operators prepared to raid the home, a husky man popped his head out of an...
  • Obama stonewalls SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash probe

    08/05/2015 10:19:33 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 5 , 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration is violating a judges order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter call sign Extortion 17 that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging.
  • Obama stonewalls probe into deadly SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash, watchdog says

    08/05/2015 6:15:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration is violating a judges order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter call sign Extortion 17 that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging. On the fourth anniversary of the worst one-day loss of military life in the war on terror, families of the dead say they are aghast that the government will not honor basic requests under the Freedom of Information Act. It has now been four years since Extortion 17 was shot down, said Doug Hamburger, whose Army air crew...
  • Firearms of Frogmen Pt 2

    07/07/2015 6:28:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/7/2015 | Andrew Young
    International warfare has created some of the most profound advances in technology and concepts, and the underwater arena is no exception. Following up on last issues look at the pistols of combat divers in Russias, Germanys and Americas navies, we dive here into long guns of frogmen. APS Underwater RifleThe APS or Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj Underwater Rifle was developed during the early 1970s by the Soviet Central Institute for Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash plant). The inspiration for this was that Russian combat divers only had knives and the SPP-1 underwater pistol (see American Shooting Journal, June 2015 issue) as their...
  • An open letter from the mother of the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq to General Martin Dempsey

    04/19/2015 5:11:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2015 | Debbie Lee
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey responded to reports that Ramadi, Iraq is on the verge of an Islamic State today by describing Ramadi as not symbolic in any way. In an open letter, Debbie Lee, whose son Marc was the first Navy SEAL casualty in Ramadi, responded to his remarks today. I am shaking and tears are flowing down my cheeks as I watch the news and listen to the insensitive, pain inflicting comments made by you in regards to the fall of Ramadi. The city itself is not symbolic in any way oh really are...
  • Bin Laden report 'full of lies,' says former SEAL

    05/11/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/15 04:53 PM EDT | Ben Kamisar
    By Ben Kamisar - The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is slamming a new report that challenges the White Houses account of the mission, calling it garbage. The story that I read, the part from [Seymour] Hersh, was full of lies, Rob ONeill said on Fox News's "Shepard Smith Reporting." It took me a long time to read it because I had to put it down I couldnt read the nonsense. Hersh on Sunday published in story in the London Review of Books that says Pakistani intelligence officers played a significant role in the...
  • The Great Jewish Hope (This Navy SEAL who works to help veterans is entering politics)

    03/12/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    If Eric Greitens sent you his rsum, you wouldnt believe it. But maybe you have some time to kill and figure why not call him up, go to his home in Missouri, and catch him in a lie. Very impressive resume, Mr. Greitens. A Navy SEAL and a Rhodes Scholar? Sure buddy, and Im Mother Teresa oh, so now youve worked with Mother Teresa Eric Greitens The conversation could go on like this for hours. Youd hear how he spent his Duke University years tending to victims of poverty and genocide from Calcutta to Rwanda, that after Oxford...
  • Defense rests in capital murder trial of man accused of killing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/19/2015 9:19:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 19, 2015 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    STEPHENVILLE Defense attorneys for a Lancaster man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man in February 2013 rested their case Thursday afternoon.
  • American Sniper: FR Review, Thoughts, etc. (SPOILERS INCL.)

    01/31/2015 9:56:16 AM PST · by rabidralph · 63 replies
    Rabidralph and FR | Jan. 31, 2015 | Rabidralph
    When American Sniper went into wide release, I promised to get a thread going, after a few weeks, so that FReepers could have a discussion about the movie, Hollywood, the effect of the story on us as veterans and civilians and whatever else. I hope that most of FR has had a chance to see it. There will probably be spoilers in this discussion.
  • Jesse Ventura Won't See 'American Sniper'; Says Chris Kyle Is No Hero

    01/29/2015 6:03:42 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    AP ^ | January 28, 2015 | Steve Karnowsk
    American Sniper is tops at the box office but dont expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he wont see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him. "A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you cant have honor if youre a liar. There is no...
  • What 'American Sniper' Got Right and Wrong, According to SEAL Who Helped Train Chris Kyle

    01/23/2015 9:10:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lee Ferran
    When Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL sniper instructor who helped train Chris Kyle, first watched "American Sniper," he was disappointed in the movie about his former student and friend. "I had high expectations and I have to say, when I first watched the movie, I felt really let down, for a number of reasons," Webb told ABC News Thursday. "It's hard to capture someone's life in two hours, and I get that, but I felt the film could have been, should have been, a military epic on the scale of a 'Saving Private Ryan.'" But Webb said when he...
  • The Diocese of Baton Rouge and the attack on the priest-penitent privilege

    01/22/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2015 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail. The Diocese of Baton Rouge and diocesan priest Father Jeff Bayhi were disappointed by the decision, which the diocese said has significant ramifications for religious freedom in Louisiana and beyond. The diocese and Fr. Bayhi will continue their efforts to protect the guarantees of religious freedom set forth in our state and federal constitutions, and are...
  • American Sniper Being Put Down Before It Even Hits Theaters

    12/25/2014 7:48:21 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 12/24/2014 | Katie A
    Chris Kyles story is one I believe absolutely should be told, and although I have my concerns regarding how accurately the movie will relay the events of his service as a SEAL, I wouldnt miss it. Unfortunately its looking as though the naysayers are working overtime on this one, though, because the movie has yet to come out and the mud slinging has already begun.
  • Strange but true: Seals found sexually assaulting penguins

    11/25/2014 4:37:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | Amanda Schupak
    The first time marine biologist William Haddad and his team saw a seal rape a penguin, they were shocked.By the fourth time, they were convinced this bizarre behavior was becoming a trend.For 50 years, researchers from the marine mammal program at the University of Pretoria in South Africa have been taking weekly censuses of the elephant seal population on sub-Antarctic Marion Island, more than a thousand miles south of Cape Town in the Indian Ocean. In 2006, they saw something they'd never seen before. A fur seal (not the species they were studying) mounted and appeared to mate with a...
  • A cool gif of a Navy Seal helicopter extraction

    11/10/2014 10:47:30 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I know some may look at this and say "of course they can do that." I, however, am in complete awe of the training and skill it must take to pull something like this off, along with all the other things they do.