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December 10, 2012

ST6 Rescues Hostage Held by Taliban, One Friendly KIA

I’m posting the original Reuters summary that came off the wire since they are one of the few not calling SEAL Team Six “special forces”.  Semantics aside, reports indicate a half dozen dead Taliban.  The doctor was successfully extracted, but sadly a SEAL Team Six operator was killed in the process.  Another hard man died doing his job and doing it well. -Jack

KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. citizen who was abducted by Taliban insurgents was rescued by U.S. forces in an operation in eastern Afghanistan early on Sunday, NATO-led forces said in a statement.

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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Allwet

    JackMurphyRGR Txazz deleted_5708486_ChupaCabra ok- coulda put that in the article......just sayin. If nothing else , you now know where we stand on such issues.Unfortunately "Leave no man behind" doesn't always apply to our indig allies.

  • Allwet

    Txazz EliasFreire Emperor Zero might as well have participated in the torture himself.Self aggrandizing f ' k stain.

  • Allwet

    EliasFreire Txazz A very late reply, but I'm grazing through old posts this AM . The answer is simple, the simply do not give a fuck.Period.

  • enkephalin

    @ChupaCabra Thanks for that advice; great call.  There are plenty of hell holes that need medical aid but aren't where US troops are operating.  Plus, if the US had ongoing operations somewhere I'd try to get an individual augmentee slot there anyway.

  • dmalert

    @shagstar  @Txazz Well - the guy is not a doctor for starters.  Media seems to have assumed that.  As for his being a dumbass - who knows, but don't like seeing any Americans killed - soldiers or civilians.