More Will Be Asked of Special Forces & Their Families, Says SEAL Team 6 Author

Published: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM.

He cites a few potential hot spots that could spread Special Forces thin:

    • Iran/Israel: Iranian officials recently claimed to have successfully tested a new air defense system called Mersad, or ambush, which is modeled after a U.S. system. It’s just the latest news to up the ante of anxiety in the region.

    • Asia: For most Americans, Asia has fallen off the radar of potential threats necessitating military action. But Islamic extremist groups, which have been problematic for U.S. interests in the past, remain a very real threat. North Korea, too, could turn aggressive at any time.

    • Pakistan: Pakistanis’ animosity toward the U.S. has been simmering for years, especially since SEALs flew into the nation’s sovereign airspace to kill Osama bin Laden. The U.S. military is, to say the least, fed up with the leadership of Pakistan, which cooperates with Al Qaeda militias.

    • Afghanistan and Iraq: While America managed to pull out of Iraq without looking like a complete failure, the state continues to struggle, and extremist elements could take over at any time. Afghanistan continues to be America’s longest war -- 11 years running. If there’s any progress, it’s very slow, with Afghan soldiers and police in training perpetrating deadly attacks on U.S. troops.

About J. L. Narmi

J. L. Narmi comes from family with deep roots in the military; his brother, retired Rear Admiral Ronald E. Narmi, worked closely with SEAL teams throughout his career. Narmi’s fascination with the Navy SEALs resulted in “SEAL Team 6, bin Laden and Beyond,” which was completed just eight days before the real-life mission that resulted in bin Laden’s death. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned his MBA from Creighton University. Narmi is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute of the Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania.

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