Talk:United States Navy SEALs

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JFK[edit]

The section that says: "Some people erroneously credit President Kennedy with creating the Navy SEALs." is wrong.

It states right on the navy's own website (under Specific Responsibilities) "Navy SEALs have been living up to their highly skilled, intensely disciplined reputation since being established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as a small, elite maritime military force suited for all aspects of unconventional warfare." http://www.navy.com/careers/special-operations/seals.html

So, either the navy itself doesn't know the correct origin of the SEALs, or that section needs a rewrite.

navy or marines[edit]

Isnt this the job of the marines? to attack beaches inland etc and then the army takes over.but seems the navy needed some tough guy jobs so they created their own navy people army..the seals...they got tired of the us marines getting all the attention...and the air fore wanted a piece so they reated cct and pj..their own army of commandos to go in on land to destroy enemy air fi...elds craft anti air weapons...to kill enemy pilots and to rescue downed pilots..to rescue seals even who are trapped and need medical vacuation..seems everyone wants muscles on the ground..in israel russia spain and other places its clearer..fly is air force even from a carrier..jump is all army even if landing on a beach...infantry army only and special forces is army..unless we are fighting fish..they dont have navy commandos... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.139.193.163 (talk) 06:53, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

SEAL Team 2 Arctic Warfare[edit]

The citation for SEAL Team 2's arctic warfare specialty is from a manual dating from 1999-2000. With the NSW 21 transformation, all SEAL Teams are now standardized. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.215.218.84 (talk) 15:29, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

You're right. I'll see if there's been any pub put out since that mentions the move away from the attempt to have Team specific geographical/environmental specialization. GraniteSand (talk) 18:02, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Misbehavior[edit]

The NYT has an article about A Beating Death and Claims of a Cover-Up, claiming that Navy Seals beat up Afghan prisoners, killing one of them. They were cleared of all allegations in a closed disciplinary procedure; there was no court-martial. Clearly Wikipedia is not a newspaper, so I am not saying that this information has to be added to the article right away, but I was surprised that I could not find a subsection "Criticism" or "Misbehavior" or "Allegations of ..." in our article. Can it be that this is the first time that such serious allegations against Seals have surfaced?

--Austrian (talk) 11:06, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Numbers[edit]

For the infobox, it currently states personnel numbers at 2500+ per a recent source at navy.mil. However, a writer at sofrep.com states there are actually 6900, (8200 including DEVGRU). Discuss. - theWOLFchild 06:25, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

I found that odd too. I am pretty sure the true number is classified, but 8200 I am guessing is a little too high. Oldag07 (talk) 03:37, 16 August 2016 (UTC)