Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Navy's irregular warfare (IW) and counterterrorism (CT) operations. News reports about the May 1, 2011, U.S. military operation in Pakistan that killed Osama Bin Laden state that the operation was carried out by a team of 20 to 25 Navy special operations forces, known as SEALs, specifically an elite unit known as Seal Team 6.

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O'Rourke, Ronald May 2, 2011.

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This report provides background information and potential issues for Congress on the Navy's irregular warfare (IW) and counterterrorism (CT) operations. News reports about the May 1, 2011, U.S. military operation in Pakistan that killed Osama Bin Laden state that the operation was carried out by a team of 20 to 25 Navy special operations forces, known as SEALs, specifically an elite unit known as Seal Team 6.

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  • May 2, 2011

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O'Rourke, Ronald. Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress, report, May 2, 2011; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40269/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.