In Afghanistan and Iraq, US special operators "were at the tip of the spear, and we fought relentlessly," a retired Delta Force operator told Insider.
Advances in technology since World War II have enabled far more complex submarine operations, but those operations are still challenging.
NSWG 8's creation is another sign of Naval Special Warfare's pivot to great-power competition with China and Russia.
US special-operations forces were the first into Afghanistan in 2001, and now some are wondering what it was all for.
Thirty years on, "Navy Seals" has largely been forgotten, but some in the SEAL community remember it for all the wrong reasons.
"We're the Navy's naval commandos. That's what we are, and we understand our roots," the head of Naval Special Warfare Command said in June.
After two decades of counterterrorism operations, the Navy's special operators are shifting to take different, more capable foes.
US Special Operations Command Europe planned simultaneous exercises to simulate a full-blown conflict with Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
For aspiring Navy SEALs, the selection process, known as Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S), is a six-month series of challenges for their skills and endurance. Maybe the most trying period is “Hell Week,” a six-day gauntlet of constant exertion that shrinks their ranks and reveals what they’re made of. Visit Business […]
Special-operations units from each US military service branch train to conduct combat diving as a part of their missions. Navy SEALs take that capability further, however, practicing not only to travel through the water but to conduct underwater missions as well. With the military refocusing for a potential conflict in […]
Barack Obama joked that Navy SEALs could remove President Donald Trump from the White House if he refused to leave on Inauguration Day. He made the quip while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show Thursday night. Trump has refused to concede the US election and has launched baseless challenges to […]
In the early-morning hours of October 31, members of SEAL Team 6 descended on a site in northern Nigeria to rescue an American held hostage there. Navy SEAL Team 6 and the Army’s Delta Force are the main special-operations units for hostage-rescue missions, but the SEALs have a specific tactic […]
The US military is shifting its attention toward a potential fight with a powerful foe, like Russia or China, after two decades of fighting in the Middle East. Navy special operators are expected to have an important role in such a conflict, but two decades of land-based counterinsurgency and a […]
The Army’s Delta Force, the Navy SEALs, and other members of the US military’s special-operations forces are tasked with a wide variety of missions. The weapons and gear those operators bring with them on those missions can vary, but whatever they bring with them, it packs a punch. Visit Business […]
President Donald Trump proclaimed that he would reverse the US Navy’s decision to change its creed to include gender-neutral language. “I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. The change would have altered portions of the creed from “a common man with uncommon desire to succeed” […]
Remi Adeleke is a former Navy SEAL. He is the author of “Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds.” Adeleke breaks down the realism of SEAL Team scenes in movies and TV, from training to special […]
A retired US Army Special Forces soldier who advised former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick said that a demonstration at the National Navy SEAL Museum, where dogs bit a human target wearing Kaepernick’s football jersey, was tasteless and lacked critical thinking. “That was a very specific intention […]