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  • Navy retaliated against SEAL Keith Barry after refusing to sign paperwork admitting guilt

    06/07/2019 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    American Military News ^ | 6/6/2019 | Melissa Leon
    Full Title: Navy retaliated against SEAL Keith Barry after refusing to sign paperwork admitting guilt, he says – Navy denies . Navy Seal Chief Keith Barry has been through hell and back. He was released from jail in 2017 after serving three years for a crime that he didn’t commit, after it was discovered that one of the top lawyers in the Navy personally tried to ensure he was found guilty. -snip- Three years after the conviction, and after two failed appeals, it was revealed in 2017 that the convening authority in his case had been pressured to rule against...
  • Judge removes prosecutor from Navy SEAL war crimes case

    06/03/2019 5:49:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2019 | Julie Watson, Brian Melley AP
    A military judge on Monday took the rare step of removing a prosecutor accused of misconduct from the war crimes case of a decorated Navy SEAL. Capt. Aaron Rugh ordered Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak removed from the case of Operations Chief Edward Gallagher after defense lawyers accused the prosecution of spying on their emails, according to the ruling. ~snip~ Rugh has not yet ruled on whether to dismiss murder and attempted murder counts against Gallagher.
  • Citing prosecutor misconduct, defense urges judge to drop charges against Navy SEAL charged with...

    06/01/2019 8:31:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | May 31, 2019 | Andrew Dyer
    Full title: Citing prosecutor misconduct, defense urges judge to drop charges against Navy SEAL charged with murderDefense attorneys for a Navy SEAL charged with war crimes argued Friday that military prosecutors’ actions amounted to misconduct so egregious that all the charges against their client, Chief Special Operator Edward R. Gallagher, should be dismissed. The judge in the case, while agreeing prosecutors violated Gallagher’s rights, did not immediately rule on their motion. Gallagher is charged with killing a wounded ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017 after providing medical care. Other charges he faces are related to fellow SEALs’ statements that he...
  • Judge orders release of Navy SEAL accused of war crimes pending trial

    05/31/2019 7:24:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | May 30, 2019 | Andrew Dyer
    Full title: Lawyers defending accused SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher alleged prosecutors spied on them, and at least one reporter, via software attached to emails.A San Diego-based Navy SEAL charged with war crimes — including premeditated murder — was ordered released from pretrial restriction at Navy Base San Diego Thursday because the judge said prosecutors interfered with his defense counsel and caused delays in his trial. The delays are due to a Navy Criminal Investigative Service investigation into media leaks in the case. The judge said the release was a partial remedy. According to court testimony, Cmdr. Chris Czaplak, the Navy’s...
  • Lawyer for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes also works for Trump Organization

    05/24/2019 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2019 | Zachary Cohen
    An attorney for Navy SEAL chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher also represents the Trump Organization, CNN has learned, just days after reports surfaced indicating the President is considering pardoning Gallagher of charges that could constitute war crimes. Gallagher faces a slew of accusations connected to violations of military law while he was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017, including premeditated murder in the stabbing death of an injured person in Iraq. He has pleaded not guilty. Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey started working on the case in recent months, according to sources familiar with the situation.
  • Trump expected to pardon Navy SEAL accused of war crimes

    05/18/2019 8:29:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    President Trump is preparing to pardon Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and other members of armed forces accused of war crimes, according to a published report. In a sign he is considering making the pardons on or around Memorial Day, Trump asked the Justice Department to prepare the requisite paperwork, the New York Times reported Saturday. Gallagher, a special operations officer, is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stabbing a wounded prisoner of war to death in Iraq and shooting unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. Trump recently ordered him transferred to a “less restrictive” prison. Republican lawmakers had called for Gallagher...
  • more force used on roger stone’s house arrest — than to storm osama bin laden’s compound

    01/27/2019 7:08:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 90 replies
    GP ^ | 01/26/19 | Jim Hoft
    On September 11, 2001, Islamist terrorists murdered 2,996 Americans and foreigners in four coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a separate plane that crashed into a Pennsylvania field. On May 2, 2011, in the early morning hours 25 Navy SEALs stormed Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Navy SEALs arrived in two Black Hawk helicopters to storm the compound of the terrorist leader behind the 9-11 attacks. On January 25, 2019, in the pre-dawn hours, at least six FBI vehicles and 29 FBI agents stormed Trump associate Roger Stone’s home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida....
  • MSM Apoplectic! Newsweek: Trump Twitter Account Reveals Video of Covert US Navy Seals in Iraq

    12/27/2018 3:55:28 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/26/18 | James LaPorta
    President Donald Trump and the White House communications team revealed that a U.S. Navy SEAL team was deployed to Iraq after the president secretly traveled to the region to meet with American forces serving in a combat zone for the first time since being elected to office. While the commander-in-chief can declassify information, usually the specific special operations unit is not revealed to the American public, especially while U.S. service members are deployed. Official photographs and videos typically blur the individual faces of special operation forces, due to the sensitive nature of their job. The president’s video posted Wednesday did...
  • Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden: 'We believe the survivors. Unless they fought in Benghazi'

    10/01/2018 8:27:21 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 10-01-18 | Douglas Ernst
    Robert O’Neill, the famous Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden, says the “believe survivors” refrain surrounding Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s accuser is never used in conjunction with the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. The SEAL Team 6 member who took out the United States’ most wanted terrorist during operation Neptune’s Spear added some military perspective this weekend to the controversy surrounding President Trump’s top pick to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. O’Neill asked his social media followers why sexual misconduct allegations — like those leveled by California college professor Christine Blasey Ford towards Judge Kavanaugh — are supposed to...
  • Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

    08/16/2018 2:19:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 129 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2018 | William H. McRaven
    <p>William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.</p> <p>Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.</p>
  • A Man Took A Shot At Navy SEALs And Trainees With A Pellet Gun

    07/25/2018 8:23:55 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 07/24/18 | Andrew Dyer
    Naval Special Warfare Command says it will evaluate its training procedures after a group of Navy SEALs and trainees were shot at by a man with a pellet gun late Monday evening. Around 10:30 p.m., Navy SEAL instructors and trainees were conducting a nighttime qualification dive when Scott Douglass Weaver, 47, confronted them near the Halsey Road bridge at Liberty Station, authorities said. At one point, the man began firing a pellet gun at the divers. A Navy spokesman said that’s when the SEALs called the police. San Diego Police arrested Weaver for assault with a deadly weapon, threats, brandishing...
  • Navy Seals Allegedly Left Behind a Man in Afghanistan. Did They Try To Block His Medal of Honor?

    05/24/2018 2:24:36 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://www.newsweek.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Sean Naylor
    As the pre-dawn twilight crept over an Afghan mountainside, an Air Force commando named Jay huddled in the snow, listening to a distressed voice crackle over his radio, then fade away. Moments later, he says, the voice came again, breaking through the static in little more than an anguished whisper: “This is Mako Three Zero Charlie.... This is Mako Three Zero Charlie….” The same six words, over and over, each time dissipating before Jay could hear anything else. Jay was part of an elite reconnaissance team operating behind enemy lines, and he immediately recognized the call sign and voice. They...
  • Navy: Only woman in SEAL training pipeline drops out

    08/12/2017 1:56:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Julie Watson, Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The only woman in the Navy SEAL training pipeline has dropped out, a Navy special warfare official confirmed Friday. The female midshipman voluntarily decided to not continue participating in a summer course that's required of officers who want to be selected for SEAL training, Lt. Cmdr. Mark Walton, a Naval special warfare spokesman, told The Associated Press. The Navy has not released the woman's name, part of a policy against publicly identifying SEALs or candidates for the force. No other woman has started the long process required to become a Navy SEAL, Walton said...
  • Candidate to be first female Navy SEAL officer quits after a week: report

    08/11/2017 12:04:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 10, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    A woman aiming to become the first female Navy SEAL officer quit about a week into the initial training, Task and Purpose reported Thursday.The unidentified female candidate dropped out in early August during a three-week course in San Diego that began July 24. It was the first assessment of potential SEAL officers before they can be sent on to more grueling courses, according to the website, which cited "multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources."
  • Seal squad that killed Osama bin Laden ‘is training up in South Korea to take out Kim Jong-un’

    04/12/2017 6:58:51 AM PDT · by Mariner · 98 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 12th, 2017 | By Victoria Craw for news.com.au and Danny Collins
    THE crack US Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden is reportedly training to take out North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un. Seal Team Six is taking part in secretive drills alongside other elite US forces in South Korea amid rising tensions with Pyongyang, news.com.au reports.
  • One year later, SEALs see no female recruits

    03/17/2017 6:59:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Navy Times print edition | 3/13/17 | Larter
    Naval Special Warfare says no women have met standards. Naval special warfare jobs have been open to women for a year but no women are in the pipeline yet, and Navy officials concede it may be some time before a woman makes it into either a SEAL team or into the Special Warfare Combat Crewman field. Naval Special Warfare head RADM Tim Szymanski recently told an industry conference that several women have tried to get into the pipeline but have not met physical standards...
  • Facebook Bans Video of Navy SEAL Convoy Flying Trump Flag in Kentucky

    02/03/2017 1:01:15 PM PST · by Rufus Shinra · 56 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 2/3/2017 | Rufus Shinra
    A video has gone viral of a Navy SEAL unit driving a military vehicle flying a Trump flag in Louisville, Kentucky, last Sunday outraging many liberal outlets who would have the public believe the armed forces are largely opposed to the president's policies. The video's authenticity has been confirmed by a Navy spokesperson, who told ABC News that the vehicle did indeed belong to a Navy SEAL unit based on the East Coast. The lead vehicle was part of a convey and was flying an iconic blue Trump flag, which included the president's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again",...
  • SEALs Knew ‘They Were Screwed From Beginning’ In Fatal Yemen Raid, Went Into Battle Anyway

    02/02/2017 7:57:01 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Navy SEALs knew al-Qaida terrorists were alerted to their impending raid deep inside Yemen Saturday, but continued the operation anyway. U.S. officials say they are unsure how the terrorist group figured out the upcoming raid. Local tribal elders speculated that the group was suspicious because U.S. drones were flying lower than normal, and emitting audible engine noise. As the terrorists prepared for the SEALs’ arrival, the U.S. intercepted their communications. The SEALs were a mere five miles away and chose to press on, despite knowing it would be a bloody firefight. “They kind of knew they were screwed from...
  • Spec Ops Meteorologists: S**t-Hot

    12/07/2016 5:24:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/7/2016 | J Hines
    "Those guys were S**t-Hot, and could swing like Tarzan, think like Einstein and climb like Spider-Man," remembers a member of Delta Force, who deployed with SOWTs and Combat Controllers during the fierce early months of the war in Afghanistan. In order to better wage war in Afghanistan and understand the data so that troops could be best protected, the government sent a number of weathermen to the theater of war. These weathermen are also known as special operations weather technicians or SOWTs. In fact, these are the only commando forecasters that the Department of Defense has in its employment. These...
  • August 6 2011 ~ 5th Anniversary of Extortion 17 Mission

    08/06/2016 2:11:21 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 42 replies
    Brian Bill Foundation ^ | 8/6/16 | Owen Kellogg
    In remembrance ... today marks the 5th anniversary of the shoot down of Extortion 17. On August 6, 2011, the U.S. Navy SEALs and the Special Ops community suffered a huge loss when their CH-47 Chinook was shot down in Afghanistan. The 30 American deaths represent the greatest loss of U.S. military lives in a single incident in the decade-long war in Afghanistan that began in 2001. The Fallen: •SGT Alexander J. Bennett •SPC Spencer Duncan •CWO Bryan J. Nichols •CWO David R. Carter •SSG Patrick D. Hamburger •TSgt John W. Brown •SSgt Andrew W. Harvell •TSgt Daniel L. Zerbe...