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Point/Counterpoint: Navy SEALs

The following is a point/counterpoint opinion article discussing the intense debate over the seals.

Point:

The United States Navy SEALs are the world’s premiere fighting force. Nay, we are the most efficient operators the world has ever known.

I don’t say this with a negative spirit. By arguing this, I am not detracting from the efforts of the Green Berets, Force Recon, or Delta. Each of these groups are populated with earnest and competent fighting men. Yet, it would be foolhardy to not recognize the abilities of the U.S. Navy SEALs.

To begin, Navy SEALs are experts in land, air, and sea theaters. Any prospective SEAL will undergo a grueling period of training from which only a select handful will emerge. These operators will be provided the latest technology and resources for any conceivable mission only to continue training for the entirety of their military career. Once a mission is assigned, SEALs will spend weeks planning and perfecting its execution. When the green light appears, the team functions as a well oiled machine.

Beyond these simple truths, we SEALs maintain a strictly quiet professionalism. We do not do this for glory, but for more internal reasons. Surely, we are a wide and diverse group – each member possessing a distinct combination of motivations. Yet, seldom does one of our ranks attempt to bathe in public adoration. Rather, we exist at the fringes of society, where the normal rules of human interaction break down into violence. Accordingly, our position in this democracy is on the edge. You, the public, do not need to know us – ours is the task of the nameless benefactor.

In conclusion, the most hardy and robust military training the world has ever known (combined with a near-existential grounding) has produced the most capable and efficient operators in history.

 

Counterpoint:

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John Dough
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2 years 5 months ago

Countercounterpoint: Why Rangers? Because SEALs need heros too. RLTW

Tim Morgan
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2 years 7 months ago

Just read this and u could put everything that is said to any sf unit in NATO or possibly the world fact is the sas have a far better combat record than the seals, this is based on facts not blind patriotism or chanting USA USA USA

Jo Jo Bubba Junior
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2 years 7 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv9AUFpRGyc … This video confirms what this article is saying…!

Jerry Hagen
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2 years 7 months ago

Art oot ort ort. Art oot ort! Aroooooooo ort ort ort ort.

Dillon Yost
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2 years 7 months ago

I can’t breath, best counterpoint in history.

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