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    Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor" Sets This Journalist Straight on What It Means to Protect America

    Movie critics have called “Lone Survivor” the best war-time movie since “Saving Private Ryan.” The film — based on the true story of Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan — caused CNN’s Jake Tapper to question the operation that took the lives of 19 men. The Navy SEALs were tasked … More

    Overuse of U.S. Special Operations Forces Makes Them Less “Special”

    President Obama’s love for America’s unconventional warriors is taking the “special” out of U.S. special operations forces (SOF), according to a recent article by Richard Russell in Foreign Policy’s national security section. Russell quotes former head of Joint Special Operations Command General Stanley McChrystal that Presidents get the idea that … More

    SEAL Team Raid: Approaching Special Operations Over-Saturation

    The Obama Administration has once again launched the most capable military forces we have against the forces of terror. Two raids occurred this weekend, one in Libya and one in Somalia. The one in Libya was successful in capturing one of the leaders of al-Qaeda who helped plan the 1998 … More

    China Rising, U.S. Sinking Without Subs

    Tomorrow, the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Undersea Warfare Capabilities and Challenges.” As the Navy and Congress work to preserve the fleet amidst budget cuts and submarine buildups in China and Russia, here are some issues to consider. Ohio-Class Replacement The Ohio-class … More

    U.S. Special Forces Will Be Weakened by Defense Budget Cuts

    Since the May 2, 2011, Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, President Obama has lauded the mission’s success and championed U.S. Special Forces as a major component of future military operations. Both Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have stressed that, as conventional forces draw down in … More

    Somalia Hostage Rescue: Military Valor No Substitute for Foreign Policy

    On Wednesday, the United States took the most aggressive military action in Somalia since the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. Three months ago, two foreign aid workers were kidnapped by a band of Somali criminals. After failed ransom negotiations and as one of the American hostages, Jessica Buchanan, was suffering … More