Let's start here: Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one … Another member of SEAL Team 6, the military squad responsible for the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has come forward to share the story of the infamous mission. Advertisement - story continues below “Very brave men said goodby to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden. They exist outside military protocol, engaging in operations that are at the highest level of classification — and often outside the boundaries of international law. The development of SEAL Team 6 was in direct response to the botched 1980 attempt to rescue the American hostages held in Iran. Evidence states that they actually executed Seal Team 6 in order to cover up what the team knew about the Osama Bin Laden mission. To maintain plausible deniability in case they are caught, records of black operations are rarely, if ever, kept. Also among the casualties were two other SEALS, five Navy Special Ops Support Personnel, five Army National Guardsmen and three Air Force Special Ops personnel. Aug. 6: Virginia Beach residents Tom Hall, left, and Mark Janik, center, watch as news about the Navy Seal Team Six helicopter accident is displayed on a television at a bar in Virginia Beach , Va. The Team was labelled 6 at the time to confuse Soviet intelligence about the number of SEAL teams in operation when the team was formed. But instead of dismissing the body double conspiracy as yet another concoction by tin foil hat connoisseurs, President Donald Trump gave the theory credence when he retweeted two posts featuring the accusations. By giving us your email, you are opting in to the Early Bird Brief. Seal Team 6 There are A Lot More than Six There are around 300 troops referred to as ‘operators’ supported by 1500 other members. O’Neill was also involved in the Mearsk Alabama raid in 2009, the daring hostage rescue at sea that was turned into the film “Captain Philips.”, When a former Navy SEAL was called for a comment about this article all he could say was: “You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. Yes it is true. CBS News National Security correspondent David Martin reports the member of SEAL Team 6 killed in the rescue mission has been identified as … In all, 17 members of the SEAL Team 6 counterterrorist force were on board the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter, along with its Army National … “The reason SEAL Team 6 exists is to avoid bombs and collateral damage,” said a retired SEAL Team 6 member who was on the mission. On Saturday morning members of the elite U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 rescued an American citizen who was taken hostage in Niger last week. We stand by our story. Such a belief is what prompted 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch to drive all the way from his home in North Carolina to the Washington, D.C. pizzeria Comet Ping Pong on Dec 4., 2016. Harris drowned on Aug. 30, 2008 during a SEAL Team Six mission on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The Esquire article, The Shooter: The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden, in the March 2013 issue, is based on information from numerous sources, including members of Seal Team 6 and the Shooter himself, as well as detailed descriptions of mission debriefs. 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