Navy SEALs

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    January 29, 2015  

    “American Sniper” has been nominated for six Academy Awards and is on track to be the biggest box-office war film ever. But the drama based on the life of a late Navy Seal, said to be the most lethal sharpshooter in U.S. military history, has rekindled debate about the Iraq war and the glorification of killing, as well as the veracity of Chris Kyle’s own account. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2013  

    The U.S. military completed two raids in North Africa over the weekend. Abu Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaida leader wanted for his involvement in the 1998 embassy bombings, is being interrogated after being nabbed in Tripoli, Libya. Meanwhile, Navy Seals unsuccessfully sought a leader of Al-Shabab in Somalia. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2012  

    For a decade after 9/11, Osama bin Laden was the most hunted man in the world. This week, more details emerged about the operation and the relentless, often frustrated intelligence effort that led to his death a year ago. Margaret Warner and author Peter Bergen, discuss Bergen’s new book “Manhunt,” which recounts the long chase. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012  

    Since a military strike killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden one year ago, the U.S. has maintained a relentless campaign using drone aircraft to target the group’s militants in Pakistan and elsewhere. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • March 30, 2012  

    Osama bin Laden hid for nine years in Pakistan after the Sept. 11 attacks — from Peshawar to Haripur, where at least two of his children were born in government hospitals, according to new details uncovered in Pakistani interrogations of his youngest wife. Margaret Warner and guests discuss his secret life before his death. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, captors in Somalia threatened to kill an American hostage if the United States attempts to free him. The warning followed a Navy SEAL raid that rescued another American and a Dane. Also, government forces in Syria stormed the town of Douma, detaining at least 200 people, according to activists. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 staged a dramatic rescue early Wednesday, freeing two aid workers, including one American, held hostage by Somali captors. Jeffrey Brown reports on emerging accounts of another operation unfolded in secret — SEALs parachuting into Somalia, surprising sleeping captors and killing nine kidnappers. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012  

    Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 freed two kidnapped aid workers, including one American, early Wednesday — whisking them away from their captors in Somalia. Jeffrey Brown discusses the kidnappers’ motives and how the operation unfolded with NPR’s Tom Bowman and the Atlantic Council’s Peter Pham. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2010  

    In other news Wednesday, at least 11 people were missing after an oil rig explosion off of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Also, Pope Benedict promised the Catholic Church would take action in the sex abuse scandal after he met with victims in Malta last week. Continue reading