POLITICS

The Secret History Of Seal Team 6

A U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the Paktia province town of Gardez, Afghanistan in this March 5, 2002  photo.  The
A U.S. CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the Paktia province town of Gardez, Afghanistan in this March 5, 2002 photo. The helicopter is similar to the one carrying a Navy SEAL team to Takur Ghar, Afghanistan early March 4, 2002. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own. On clandestine raids in the dead of the night, their weapons of choice have ranged from customized carbines to primeval tomahawks.

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