My buddy Chris Martin just finished putting together an amazing article about Delta Force, aggregating all of the open source information that has been released, especially since the beginning of the War on Terror.  Chris did an amazing job and I’m really flattered that he chose SOFREP as the venue to distribute his work.  We will be presenting all five parts of his article but if you’d like to support Chris’ work you can jump over to Amazon and buy the complete work right now. -Jack

Part 1 of 5

The elimination of Osama bin Laden by SEAL Team Six inside his walled-off compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan wasn’t so much a watershed moment for America’s special operation forces as it was the culmination of decades of experience, innovation, and progress. In particular, the May 2, 2011 raid served to demonstrate the remarkable capabilities that had been developed in the years following 9/11.

The nation celebrated the much-needed victory of Operation Neptune Spear, and the black-ops SEALs of the enigmatic Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) were made instant (if nameless and faceless) celebrities. The term ‘SEAL Team Six’ made its way into the popular lexicon — an internet search returns such references as the “SEAL Team Six of electricians,” “…pest control,” “…dentistry,” and “…special education.” And in an overnight development that can only be described as surreal, ST6 joined politicians, actors, and professional athletes as regular late-night monologue fodder.