So the SEALS conduct a raid into Somalia and Delta captures a bad guy in Libya. Can someone tell me why we know this and why more and more details are being discussed about these actions every day? And why has nothing been written about the action the 3d Ranger Battalion got into on Saturday night in which a number of Rangers were killed and wounded?
As a Submariner, I learned early on that our strength lay in our silence. It is the Silent Service for a reason. If the bad guys know capabilities, operating patterns, limitations, etc., then they can counter it and we lose the ability to do what we do. Likewise with SOF. If we keep giving up how they got in, who they were going after, which units were involved, and how they got out, then the bad guys will figure out quickly how to counter it. SOF is supposed to live in the shadows, and by putting all this information out there, we place them at risk in the future.