10 Facts about Seal Team 6 and the Death of Osama Bin Laden

 
 

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On May 2, 2011, SEAL Team 6 (allegedly) infiltrated the compound of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, a raid during which he died. The following points of interesting info make the events all the more intriguing.

10. Seal Team Six Doesn’t Even Exist

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Not officially, anyway. Like 1950s spy novel heroes, their objectives are “secret missions”, classified and hushed. As a special forces group, their name isn’t confirmed or acknowledged by the Pentagon.

Overseen by the Joint Special Operations Command, they are protected from scrutiny of any kind. Seal Team 6 has irked NATO and others by supposed use of excessive force and civilian death, but the only entity allowed to investigate such claims is the JSOC itself.

According to a former State Department legal advisor, “This is an area where Congress notoriously doesn’t want to know too much.”

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