There have been hundreds of movies and dozens of television shows centered on the U.S. Navy, but upcoming CBS action-drama SEAL Team is Hollywood’s latest attempt to tap into the heroism and mystique of U.S. Navy SEALs. The show portrays members of the fictional Tier One SEAL Team as they try to balance their duties with their home lives. David Boreanaz, starring as Jason Hayes, is probably the most recognizable face to American audiences.
Over the decades, many actors have taken roles in which their character wore the Special Warfare insignia (the SEAL Trident). Some actors have been more convincing than others. Cast your vote to rank the best and worst portrayals of SEALs on film and television. Read More
The following is the May 19, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress. Read More
Undated photo of SO1 Remington J. Peters. Photo courtesy of the US Navy
This post has been updated to include an additional statement from the Naval Special Warfare Center.
The SEAL who was killed in a parachuting accident on Sunday has been identified as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Remington Peters, according to a late Monday statement from Peters’ family.
The following is the May 12, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38. US Navy Photo
The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL who was killed this week in Somalia as part of a mission to assist government forces in their fight against al-Shabaab, according to a Saturday statement. Read More
Navy SEALs conduct training on land and in water in 2012. US Navy Photo
A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed on Thursday during a mission assisting Somali government forces outside of the capital of Mogadishu, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
The followings is the March 21, 2017 Congressional Research Service Report, Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations. Read More
173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers conduct a security halt during a foot patrol at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Jan. 28, 2017. US Army Photo
Since Russia seized Crimea and began using proxies to destabilize the Ukrainian government in 2014 and menace its neighbors with actions short of war, the senior American officer in Europe told the House Armed Services Committee.
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), background, transits the East China Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare (DD-106) on March 9, 2017. US Navy Photo
American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is set to arrive in South Korea today to join in joint exercises with the Republic of Korea armed forces, U.S. officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
Undated photo of ISIS fighters.
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State could reconcile their differences to present a different but persistent security challenge to the United States for the foreseeable future, three experts in counterterrorism told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Read More