SEAL Team 6, a 'global manhunting machine': Times

An image released by the Navy Media Content Service shows Navy SEALs demonstrating a special patrol insertion/extraction from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in Fort Pierce, Florida, on November 7, 2009SEAL Team 6, the special operations unit that took down Osama bin Laden, has emerged as “a global manhunting machine” whose secrecy has raised questions about its accountability, the New York Times reported Sunday. The Times documented the SEALs growth in size and importance since 9/11, carrying out thousands of raids credited with weakening militant networks in places like Afghanistan and Somalia. “Once a small group reserved for specialized but rare missions, the unit best known for killing Osama bin Laden has been transformed by more than a decade of combat into a global manhunting machine,” the Times said.

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