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July 20, 1990 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
The geopolitical sophistication that the producers of Navy Seals - a movie that should in all honesty be called Top Water Pistol - expect from their audience is revealed in a caption before the rousing finish. It discloses that Beirut is in Lebanon. The location ensures another round of spirited Arab-bashing - a pastime Hollywood is threatening to qualify as an Olympic event by the time the athletes gather in Barcelona in 1992. Navy Seals may be a silly saber-rattler and it may rip off dialogue from Star Wars and that recruiting poster masquerading as a motion picture, Top Gun. But in the shameless exploitation of American frustration with the Byzantine complexities of the Middle East, its humble competition is the likes of The Delta Force, Iron Eagle and Death Before Dishonor.
NEWS
October 3, 2004 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After two years as commander of the East Coast SEALs - the Navy's most elite warriors - Ridley Township native Capt. Dave Morrison has stepped into a new role, leading a joint forces special operations command. In his new leadership position, Morrison will not only work with Navy officers but with all of the armed forces to train commanders and their staffs on how to employ special operation forces. "It's an exciting time to be in special operations," said Morrison in a phone interview from Virginia.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
If I'm a hostage in Beirut, I'm pretty sure that I don't want my rescue team to prepare for its transcontinental, surgical midnight strike with an all-night drinking binge in a bar outside Norfolk, Va. That, however, is how the title commandos operate in the movie "Navy SEALs. " They put a contemporary Beastie Boys spin on the old concept of manifest destiny - you gotta fight for your right to party, even in the farthest corners of the world. Michael Biehn and Charlie Sheen star as members of the elite commando unit known as the SEALs (apparently, Shoot Everybody And Leave)
SPORTS
October 19, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
The Navy SEALS were told to cancel their plans to have eight paratroopers drop into Florida A & M's stadium to deliver the game ball and an American flag during tomorrow's homecoming festivities. The SEALS tried to convince school officials not to stop the flyover, but agreed yesterday to cancel the event. Authorities were concerned that fear of terrorism could cause some of the fans at the 25,500-seat stadium to panic if they didn't realize why the SEALS were landing on the field during the national anthem.
NEWS
August 8, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
WHAT A DAMN unfair world it is when someone so courageous - and so physically and mentally fit to take on an incredibly daunting task that 99.9 percent of us couldn't even perform - gets killed in a faraway land at such a young age, away from the people who love him. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Strange, 25, a 2004 graduate of North Catholic High School, was one of the 22 Navy SEALs killed in a helicopter crash in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan...
NEWS
February 27, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Blue Ivy Carter made her public debut Saturday when Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z took their 7-week-old daughter to lunch at Sant Ambroeus in Manhattan's West Village. The "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" singer, 30, held her newborn close in a blue BabyBjorn. Moving on Mary Jo Buttafuoco , who was shot in the face by her husband's teenage lover nearly 20 years ago, remarried in Las Vegas on Saturday. TMZ.com reports she used her maiden name, Connery , when she exchanged vows with Stu Tendler , said to manage a Vegas print shop.
NEWS
October 4, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - A new book says President Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaeda leader had surrendered during a U.S. raid in Pakistan last year. In The Finish, Mark Bowden, a former Inquirer reporter, quotes Obama as saying he thought he would be in a strong political position to argue in favor of giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant if bin Laden went on trial for the Sept. 11 attacks. But Bowden says Obama expected bin Laden to go down fighting.
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William Ignatius McCloskey, 83, formerly of Devon, a builder and stockbroker, died Wednesday, June 6, of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. McCloskey grew up with five siblings in Overbrook. His father, Matthew H. McCloskey Jr., owned McCloskey Construction Co. and was ambassador to Ireland during the Kennedy administration. During World War II, as a young teen, Mr. McCloskey worked one summer at the shipyard his father owned in Tampa, Fla., where he helped build concrete ships used in the invasion of Normandy.
NEWS
May 7, 2012 | Michael Smerconish
Thank you, Navy SEALs, for killing Osama bin Laden. And thank you, President Obama, for turning them loose to do their job, just as you said you would. This past week, an Obama campaign Web commercial featuring Bill Clinton quotes Mitt Romney, in 2007, downplaying the significance of getting bin Laden: "It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars, just trying to catch one person. " That ad got the goat of Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.). "Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of Sept.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by the Associated Press. They call for requiring women and men to meet the same physical and mental standards to quality for certain infantry, armor, commando, and other front-line positions across the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
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July 30, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
"I look at it from the Navy SEALs' point of view: 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor do I seek recognition for my actions.' " - Chip Kelly   That quote, from a sit-down Kelly had earlier this summer with the reporters who regularly cover the Eagles, has been popping up a lot this week in profiles and season previews. It serves as a punchy explanation for why and how Kelly has kept his personal life as private as he has for as long as he has - how, for instance, the most intriguing man in the NFL managed to let everyone just sort of assume he'd been single his whole life, when in truth he was married for seven years.
NEWS
May 12, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
JOINT BASE Under skies that grew steadily darker Saturday, visitors to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey watched as a stunt plane flew skyward before seeming to stall and plummeting straight down - only to skim just above the ground and then repeat the heart-stopping act. "If I was in there, I'd definitely think it was scary," said Ryan Deehr, 9, of Medford, adding that the stunt planes were his favorite part of the 2014 Open House and...
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August 4, 2013 | By Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer
He started coaching at the Martin's Dam swim club in Wayne in the 1960s, not long after leaving the Navy SEALs. Soon, no one could imagine summers without him. The 20th century gave way to the 21st, the kids left the program when they turned 18, and now he was teaching their kids, turning out championship teams and life lessons with equal facility. One of his grads became an Olympian at 15. No one knows exactly when Dan Reichert became a legend but everyone agrees he did. He seemed indestructible: The sharp blasts of his whistle echoing through the dense woods around the club, the Brooklyn accent shouting encouragement, the fist bumps and nicknames for everyone who passed him at poolside.
SPORTS
July 26, 2013
Here is what insiders saw at Eagles training camp: A warrior speaks At 12:15 p.m. on the Wednesday schedule, there was listed a "High Performance Mind-set Meeting. " During the session the players heard from a former Navy SEAL. His name is Coleman Ruiz, and he spent 12 years as a SEAL officer. Ruiz said he completed six Middle East deployments, including two in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, and he talked about having a "warrior mind-set. " "It's awesome when Coach Kelly brings in guys like that to talk to us about their mind-set, what they think about, what their mentality is," tight end James Casey said.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces. Details of the plans were obtained by the Associated Press. They call for requiring women and men to meet the same physical and mental standards to quality for certain infantry, armor, commando, and other front-line positions across the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
NEWS
March 30, 2013
Dozens indicted over cheating ATLANTA - A grand jury indicted about three dozen educators Friday in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals that rocked Atlanta's public schools. The indictment named the former Superintendent Beverly Hall as well as several high-level administrators, principals, and teachers. Hall faces charges including racketeering, false statements, and theft. She retired just days before the 2011 probe was released, and has previously denied the allegations.
NEWS
February 17, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
The debate over the use of deadly force against an American who is on foreign soil and has ties to al-Qaeda sounds like a hypothetical straight out of my first-year Constitution law class at Penn. I can picture the back and forth on whether such killings violated the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable seizure or the Fifth Amendment's due-process clause. But this is no academic exercise, as the recent release of a 16-page Justice Department "white paper" makes clear: "Targeting a member of an enemy force who poses an imminent threat of violent attack to the United States is not unlawful.
NEWS
December 25, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Navy SEAL commander who was a Pottstown native died Saturday in southern Afghanistan of noncombat-related injuries. An unidentified U.S. military official told the Associated Press the death of Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, appeared to be suicide. His death is under investigation. "The Naval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate," said Capt. Robert Smith, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group TWO. The highly decorated Price was stationed at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., and was part of "stability operations" in Afghanistan.
NEWS
October 4, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - A new book says President Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under law, if the al-Qaeda leader had surrendered during a U.S. raid in Pakistan last year. In The Finish, Mark Bowden, a former Inquirer reporter, quotes Obama as saying he thought he would be in a strong political position to argue in favor of giving bin Laden the full rights of a criminal defendant if bin Laden went on trial for the Sept. 11 attacks. But Bowden says Obama expected bin Laden to go down fighting.
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