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SEALs Lack Enough Rifles To Go Around

From GOPUSA:

Navy SEAL teams don’t have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other secretive missions, according to SEALs who have confided in Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

After SEALs return from a deployment, their rifles are given to other commandos who are shipping out, said Hunter, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. This weapons carousel undercuts the “train like you fight” ethos of the U.S. special operations forces, they said.

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No Easy Day Author Singled Out For Prosecution By Obama Adminstration

Then pentagon has decided to prosecute “Mark Owen” over information in his book No Easy Day. The same information that is in the movie Zero Dark Thirty and Mark Bowden’s book The Finish.

From 60 Minutes:

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US and British Special Forces On the Ground Hunting ISIS Leadership

From The Mirror:

Elite British and US special forces troops are forming a hunter killer unit called Task Force Black – its orders: “Smash the Islamic State.”

The undercover warriors will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible for a trail of atrocities across Iraq and Syria, reports the Sunday People.

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Kid With Medical Condition Becomes SEAL For A Day

From Navy Times:

A six-year-old boy caused an explosion near Farmington on Sunday, but there was no cause for alarm. For Mason Rudder, those explosions were the sound of a dream coming true.

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SEALs Died of Respiratory Failure

From Military Times:

Police on the island nation of Seychelles say that two former U.S. Navy SEALs found dead aboard the ship Maersk Alabama died of respiratory failure and were suspected to have had heart attacks, possibly from drug use.

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The Making of Act Of Valor

Defense Media Network has the inside scoop on how this movie was made.

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Slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson: his dog refused to leave his side during the funeral

The dog of slain Marine Jon Tumilson refused to leave his side during the Navy SEAL’s funeral earlier this week in Rockford, Iowa. The heartbreaking photo taken by his cousin, Lisa Pembleton, shows Tumilson’s dog Hawkeye lying by the casket. (via The Daily Treat: Animal Planet)

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Navy SEAL Hero Dog Is Top Secret

From: Global Animal

SEAL Dog

Navy SEAL, Mike Forsythe, and his dog, Cara, recently broke the world record for "highest man/dog parachute deployment" by jumping from 30,100 feet. Both wear oxygen masks. (PHOTO: Rebecca Frankel)

… Like the fictional 007, the mysterious agent came in the dead of night, helped take out the world’s most notorious terrorist, and then melted back into the shadows alongside 79 two-footed comrades in arms.

In keeping with the rest of the that killed Osama bin Laden, the dog who reportedly accompanied the Seals on the mission remains shrouded in mystery, and surrounded by speculation.

Though 79 men snuck into Abbottabad, Pakistan, only two dozen of those soldiers slid down the ropes. According to The New York Times, a military working dog () was one of them, strapped onto an assault team member as he was lowered out of a Black Hawk helicopter.

The military is staying tight-lipped about the maverick dog’s identity, refusing to reveal even breed or gender. If the dog is a female, that would make her the one and only of the ‘fairer sex’ in the SEAL Team Six since the Navy SEALs is a men-only force.

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Military Working Dogs

ForeignPolicy.com has a weekly column on working dogs in the military written by Rebecca Frankel. This is a nice photo essay she did on war dogs. It is being reported that a dog was with the team that disposed of Osama bin Laden.

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