Introduction Operation Nifty Package was a United States Delta and Navy SEAL-operated plan conducted in 1989 designed to capture Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. When Noriega took refuge in the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See (diplomatic quarter), deafening music and other psychological warfare tactics were used to convince him to exit and surrender himself. The… Read More
Who is Bob Kerrey?
Introduction Joseph Robert Kerrey (born 27 August 1943) is an American politician who served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Before entering politics, he served in the Vietnam War as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was awarded… Read More
Who was Michael P. Murphy?
Introduction Michael Patrick Murphy (07 May 1976 to 28 June 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the US military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honour, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first member of the United States Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam… Read More
Who was Michael A. Monsoor?
Introduction Michael Anthony Monsoor (05 April 1981 to 29 September 2006) was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 2001 and graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training BUD/S class 250 in 2004. After further training… Read More
The Impact of Mindset & Persistence Through (Arduous) Training
Research Paper Title Stress, Mindsets, and Success in Navy SEALs Special Warfare Training. Background Mindsets can impact an individual’s performance in stressful experiences such as public speaking or receiving negative feedback. Yet we know little about the boundary conditions of where these mindsets predict success, and where they may become irrelevant or even maladaptive. The… Read More
Killing People & Breaking Things…
““War is about killing people and breaking things.” I have done it, war is not a lot of fun, and intellectually there is little to defend the practice. Notice, I did not say “nothing,” I said “little,” and it is a damn BIG little. It is this simple, if they are willing to kill people… Read More
SEALs & Horses…
“WHEN RYAN ZINKE, America’s secretary of the interior, turned up for his first day in office a year ago, the ex-Navy Seal arrived on a horse called Tonto, wearing a cowboy hat.” You can learn about the training and selection US Navy SEALs here. Reference The Economist (2018) Special Report: The Geopolitics of Energy. All Hail the… Read More
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