"Team Six," the elite group of Navy SEALs who finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden, will not be telling its story on Oprah or running victory laps on national television. This crème de la crème of the Navy is so secretive, in fact, that lesser SEAL units are prohibited from discussing its existence. And so while we can't offer photos of the men who took down al-Qaida's leader, we can offer this chiseled homage to the graduates of one of the most grueling training programs in the military.
Click here to see a slide show of Navy SEALS undertaking impressive feats.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.