Elite US commandos were forced to retreat during a daring yet ultimately unsuccessful Saturday raid on a seaside home in Somalia suspected of housing Islamist militants responsible for the recent deadly terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya.
Former senior State Department official Steve Pieczenik has blasted 'No Easy Day', the new book about the Osama Bin Laden raid, calling the publisher and military brass "cowards" who created the story to cover up Bin Laden's death years ago.
Pentagon officials recently disclosed to the Associated Press (AP) that they could not find any photo or video evidence to confirm that Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in the Navy Seal raid in Pakistan a year ago.
A Chinook helicopter carrying 31 US troops and 7 Afghans was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade just outside Kabul, killing all aboard. It's believed Taliban insurgents were responsible for the attack.
From carrying out daring raids and rescuing hostages to apprehending or killing terrorists, counter-terrorist teams are saving lives. Since 9/11, these teams have been in even more demand. They are often society's last line of defense against terrorism.
On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, President George Bush awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to a Navy Seal, Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, who had threw himself on a grenade in 2006, giving his life to save his comrades in Iraq.