There is a lot of rumor, myth and exaggeration with little information on public record regarding the The United States Naval Special Warfare
Development Group aka NAVSPECWARDEVGRU aka DEVGRU aka SEAL Team 6 .
Once upon a time, there was a group of Naval Special Forces commandos specialized in anti-terror operations called SEAL Team 6 that was rumored to
have have come about alongside the U.S. Army's Ultra Elite Delta Force in response to the spectacular failure of Operation Eagle Claw in 1980.
The last platoon sized tactical commando team called SEAL Team 6 was morphed into a new, more diversely capable entity called the Naval Special
Warfare Development Group during our 40th President's 2nd term while he was still hard at work composing the last waltz for "The Evil Empire" that
would see a new setting behind the stage for the worlds current bout of strife.
There are easily hundreds, possibly a thousand DEVGRU employees to fill the Dept. of Navy and SOCOM's various requirements for intelligence and
Counter-Terrorism services at any given time. Depending on mission needs, projected requirements etc. the manpower requirements within DEVGRU are in
There are unquestionably at least a company strength representation of SEAL operators within the program. FusionInFL posted his guess of between 4 and
9 platoons which agrees nicely with the 300 men including support staff, 120 of which are SEAL operators broken unto 3-40 man teams hinted toward,
The only really sure thing for us not in the "know" is that the United States Department of Defense black budget is over 50 billion dollars annually,
since 2003 there has been a shift in focus throughout the military to emphasize asymmetrical special type forces over traditional defense cornerstones
like main battle tanks and air superiority fighter jet programs.
A significant percentage of the "black" defense budget is rumored to be special force expansion and enhancement with the moniker SEAL Team 6 exists to
keep the media and fps developers entertained.
Anyone who has any clue of relevant insight is not talking about it outside those circles with the need to know, from the C/O's barber to the hack
changing light bulbs in the base housing. The current war on terror has necessitated any DEVGRU related developments be eyes only top secret.
This business isn't "secret" diplomatic cable's dissing the Azerbaijani ambassador's sweaty pits being smuggled by Bradley Manning as padding for the
training bra he wore lip synching to Lady Gaga and feeling misunderstood by the reflection in the mirror.
DEVGRU deals in the kind of material secrets over which nations declare war and kingdoms are deposed. It is very unlikely a weak link slipped through
that might be likely to leak anything of consequence.
What DEVGRU is not is squad or platoon strength crack team of super soldiers.
Hopefully, what SEAL Team 6 actually references is a bit clearer for some as well as anyone authoritively commenting on the what,where and when of
SEAL Team 6 is a guarantee to be less than informed.
I suppose some of 4/chan's older Anon meme could be similar (before anonymous became Legion and started demanding folks expect them to guess their PS3
password or else Anon would DDOS their public FAQ webpage. Thank goodness the FBI and Interpol knew when to cave to the demands of commander X and
Topiary, I get gooseflesh just thinking of the way Anon took down Paypal, Sony and BofA. Opps, did I say something out loud?)
The idea and title behind SEAL Team 6 is loosely similar. Whenever any part within a large subset of separate anti-terror/intelligence special forces
is referenced to the media, whatever the need may be at that moment it is always called SEAL Team 6.
SEAL Team 6 is Everything and nothing,
SEAL Team 6 can be anyone or none,
SEAL Team 6 is many things to many people and so on.
If only you could get them to trade out the skull printed ski masks for Guy Fawkes....
I hope this may have helped some to understand that the raiding force SEAL Team 6 tasked with Operation Geronimo and the as yet vague SEAL Team 6 lost
onboard the Chinook are almost certainly completely separate team members.
If they are a separate group to a man as the available information looks to confirm, the unfounded speculation suggesting fratricide and the
allegation of treason by the President's office, CIA etc. is rendered baseless and in extremely poor taste.
For many reading, These incredibly talented men were the fathers,sons,brothers and husbands your fellow americans'
Accusing the country they fought and died for of the premeditated murder her own sons would be a monstrously horrific betrayal of everything these men
believed that their efforts symbolized.
Sitting namelessly behind your keyboard making the same allegations without merit is cowardly, dishonest, insulting and disrespectful to the families
and friends of the fallen.
Rest in Peace to the Fallen, let us hope we may soon fulfill our obligation to the people of Afghanistan so we may end our commitment with the
beginnings of peace and prosperity for her peoples.
The day can not come too soon when we may bring the remainder of our soldiers home both alive and well.
edit on 7-8-2011 by Drunkenparrot because: (no reason given)