William Mcraven

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  • (U.S. Navy)

    Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels — casualties of 'hard combat'

    The suicide rates for U.S. military members who serve in special forces, like the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers, have hit all-time highs, said Adm. William McRaven, the head of Special Operations Command.


  • U.S. Navy SEALs in action. (U.S. Navy photo)

    Special ops forces wearing thin from high demand

    America's in-demand global force against terrorists is showing signs of stress and appears to be gliding toward a decline in readiness, says a Pentagon budget overview on special operations forces.


  • ** FILE ** Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in Iron Man in the Marvel movie franchise. (Associated Press)

    Adm. McRaven: Expect special forces 'Iron Man' suits by 2018

    Officially, it's called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit. Unofficially, it's called the "Iron Man" suit. Regardless, Adm. William McRaven, the man in charge of U.S. Special Operations Command, expects America's special operators to be outfitted with the advanced gear by 2018.


  • **FILE** Osama bin Laden is pictured here in Afghanistan in April, 1998. (Associated Press)

    Osama bin Laden photos ordered destroyed despite public records request

    Adm. William McRaven's order to purge the bin Laden material came 10 days after The Associated Press asked for the photos and other documents under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.


  • FILE - In this March 5, 2013, file photo, Navy Adm. William McRaven, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, McRaven ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos

    A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA.


  • Illustration: Bin Laden deep-sixed by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Obama's no-brainer

    The one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death has brought out the worst in President Obama's supporters. The football spiking and victory dancing has spun out of control. However, the more liberals hype Mr. Obama's supposed role in the process, the less relevant he seems to be.


  • Sen. Carl Levin (left), Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, welcomes Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven (center), the nominee to become commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, and Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen, nominee to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, at the start of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Commander: Special operations forces under stress

    The military commander who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is warning that the escalating demands on U.S. special operations forces are hampering their training and could slowly eat away at their combat readiness.


  • ** FILE ** Navy Vice Adm. William McRaven (Associated Press)

    Overseas deployments taxing special forces

    The military commander who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is warning that the escalating demands on U.S. special operations forces are hampering their training and could slowly eat away at their combat readiness.


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