The earliest memories of my brother Phil were that he always wanted to join the Navy and be a frogman, also known as a Seabee. As time went on he became more and more interested in becoming a Navy SEAL. read more
# Navy SEALs
Two of the three Navy SEALs charged with mistreating Iraqi prisoner Ahmed Hashim Abed have been found not guilty of the charges held against them. The third SEAL, Matthew McCabe, will be tried May 3rd. He is the only defendant being charged with actually hitting the prisoner.
So far, the witnesses who have testified against the SEALs have proved unreliable and seem to have left the judge presiding over the hearings unimpressed. The fact that this entire proceeding is based on whether one punch was or was not thrown seems a bit silly in the face of a war which, since 2003, has claimed thousands of American lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives. That this trial is taking place in the open is a reminder of our country’s tradition of justice,read more
In our blog, I’d like to keep our readers up to date on issues that are near and dear to us. As many of you may know, I was a US Navy Seal from 1988 through 1992. I served at Seal Team 5, and in that capacity served as a combatant in the Persian Gulf in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The Seals, also known as Naval Special Warfare, are called upon to perform missions that others can’t accomplish… the dirty, challenging, unglamorous work of warfare. Last Easter, a Seal platoon successfully and decisively ended the Somali Pirate stand-off, but more recently, three Seals are being court-martialed for ridiculous charges.
A group of Navy Seals captured alive an Al-Qaeda operative named Abed,read more