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us: United States. Naval Special Warfare Development Group

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    • us: United States. Navy. SEAL Team Six
    • us: United States. Navy. SEAL Team 6
    • us: United States. Naval Special Warfare Command. SEAL Team Six
    • us: United States. Joint Special Operations Command. SEAL Team Six
    • us: NSWDG
    • us: DEVGRU
    • us: SEAL Team Six (U.S.)
    • us: SEAL Team 6 (U.S.)
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    • found: The finish, 2012: p.9 (Naval Special Warfare Group)
    • found: Wikipedia, 4 July 2013 (The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), or DEVGRU, is one of the United States' four secretive tier-one counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units. It is often referred to as SEAL Team Six, the name of its predecessor which was officially disbanded in 1987. DEVGRU is administratively supported by Naval Special Warfare Command and operationally commanded by the Joint Special Operations Command. Most information concerning DEVGRU is classified and details of its activities are not usually commented on by either the White House or the Department of Defense. In 2010 it was reported DEVGRU's designation was changed by the Defense Department. Despite the official name changes, "SEAL Team Six" remains the unit's widely recognized moniker. It is sometimes referred to in the U.S. media as a Special Mission Unit. Active November 1980-present) {}
    • found: New York times, 7 June 2015: page A-1 ("The secret history of SEAL Team 6"; SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines; Those operations are part of the hidden history of the Navy's SEAL Team 6, one of the nation's most mythologized, most secretive and least scrutinized military organizations. 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; since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, its forces "have been involved in tens of thousands of missions and operations in multiple geographic theaters." The Navy SEALs -- the acronym stands for Sea, Air, Land forces -- evolved from the frogmen of World War II. Team 6 arose decades later, born out of the failed 1980 mission to rescue 53 American hostages seized in the takeover of the United States Embassy in Tehran. Poor planning and bad weather forced commanders to abort the mission, and eight servicemen died when two aircraft collided over the Iranian desert. The Navy then asked Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, a hard-charging Vietnam veteran, to build a SEAL unit that could respond quickly to terrorist crises. The name itself was an attempt at Cold War disinformation: Only two SEAL teams existed at the time, but Commander Marcinko called the unit SEAL Team 6 hoping that Soviet analysts would overestimate the size of the force. He flouted rules and fostered a maverick image for the unit.) {}
    • found: OCLC database, 8 June 2015 (usage: SEAL Team Six; SEAL Team 6)
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    • 2013-07-04: new
    • 2015-06-15: revised
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