Korean ex-Navy SEAL and YouTuber Rhee Ken is promoted to leader in Ukraine army
Former Korean Navy SEAL lieutenant-turned-YouTuber Rhee Ken, 37, has reportedly been promoted to a leadership position in the Ukrainian military. On Monday, Anton Gerashchenko, the official advisor for and former deputy minister at the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, posted on his Twitter that Rhee, a volunteer fighter for the International Legion, was being placed in a “leadership position” given his “special operations experience.”news.yahoo.com
Retired Navy SEAL’s post about Afghanistan, imagining he was president, goes viral
Jocko Willink, a retired Navy SEAL, took to Instagram to post a brief video Monday imagining he was the U.S. commander-in-chief during an address to the nation about the Afghanistan calamity and steps that he would take to resolve the problem.news.yahoo.com
Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. It was a chilling sign that many at the vanguard of the mob that stormed the seat of American democracy either had military training or were trained by those who did. The FBI identified Pezzola as the bearded man seen in widely shared video shattering an exterior Capitol window with a stolen Capitol Police riot shield before he and others climbed inside. More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the Capitol riot, ranging from curfew violations to serious federal felonies related to theft and weapons possession. Meanwhile, police departments in such major cities as New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston and Philadelphia announced they were investigating whether members of their agencies participated in the Capitol riot.
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher says he didn't kill ISIS prisoner
Navy SEAL says he didn't stab ISIS prisoner Eddie Gallagher was a decorated Navy SEAL who was called evil by a member of his own unit. Accused of murdering an ISIS prisoner, he was sent to the brig until the President intervened and had him released. During his trial, a witness confessed to the crime on the stand. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
Eddie Gallagher, Navy SEAL acquitted of murder, says posing with dead ISIS prisoner was "wrong"
Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher tells Martin he was wrong to pose for photos with the wounded prisoner, holding a knife to his neck and implying in a text he had killed the ISIS fighter. He also tells Martin he had no sympathy for the enemy prisoner. "I was trying to make it look tough Yeah, I know how bad it looks when it gets out into the public, which it never was supposed to," he tells Martin. Gallagher and the dead ISIS prisoner in the photo he now calls "wrong" and "distasteful"Fellow members of his platoon also posed for pictures with the prisoner. Two of them testified they saw Gallagher, their superior, stab the prisoner in the neck.cbsnews.com
Column: Trumps war on the rule of law
He found a powerful ally in Fox News, which brought his case to the attention of a more powerful ally, President Trump. AdvertisementTrump has suggested that U.S. troops shouldnt be prosecuted for murdering civilians, even though its a violation of military law. Trump has made clear that military justice can be derailed by anyone with well-connected backing. Its an invitation to chaos, Eugene Fidell, who teaches military law at Yale, told me. Hes seeking to replace the rule of law with the rule of Trump.latimes.com
Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found not guilty of murdering ISIS fighter
San Diego A decorated Navy SEAL was found not guilty of committing murder in Iraq. A jury did convict Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of posing for photographs with a dead war casualty. The trial revealed a SEAL team divided with a dozen members testifying. Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, on June 26, 2019, in San Diego. "This is not the way that we treat people in this country, especially a decorated war hero," Andrea Gallagher said.cbsnews.com
Charges likely after Navy SEAL trainee dies during drill
Sources tell CBS News that Navy officials expect charges will be brought against at least one Navy SEAL over the death of a trainee in May. James Derek Lovelace drowned in a swimming drill at the SEAL training center in Coronado, California. The autopsy report finds "the manner of death is best classified as homicide." David Martin reports from the Pentagon.cbsnews.com
Coroner to call Navy SEAL trainee's death "drowning homicide"
Navy officials expect charges to be brought against at least one SEAL supervising the training of James Lovelace, who drowned in May during the notoriously tough qualification course. Lovelace was allegedly pushed down by an instructor, then lost consciousness and could not be revived.cbsnews.com
2/29: Photographer taken down by Secret Service at Trump rally; Navy SEAL presented with Medal of Honor
A photographer was slammed to the ground by a member of Donald Trump's security detail at a campaign rally on Monday; he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House Monday for his courageous actions.cbsnews.com
Navy Seal awarded Medal of Honor
Edward Byers, a Navy Seal who used his body as a shield to protect an American hostage, was honored at the White House Monday as President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers anchored CBSN's coverage of the ceremony.cbsnews.com
Navy SEAL lives with Hawks owner as personal trainer
Atlanta Hawks owner Jesse Itzler invited Navy SEAL David Goggins to live with his family for a month as his personal trainer. That is the subject of Itzler’s new book, “Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet.” Itzler and Goggins join “CBS This Morning” to discuss what drove the them through the experience.cbsnews.com
Chris Kyle's widow, Taya, remembers family man and patriot in "Note to Self"
On this Memorial Day weekend, CBS News commemorates one unique service member: Chris Kyle. The Navy SEAL was America's deadliest sniper. His widow, Taya, writes about love and the loss of her husband in this installment of our Emmy-nominated series, "Note to Self."cbsnews.com
The making of an American sniper
The making of an American sniper The success of the film "American Sniper" - a depiction of the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle - has put new focus on the military's snipers. David Martin went to Quantico, Virginia, to see first hand how snipers are trained to become deadly, precise, and invisible.cbsnews.com