Oct 7, 2013 — Al-Qaida operative Abu Anas al-Libi reportedly was snatched from a street in Libya, while a U.S. Navy SEAL team in Somalia met stiff resistance; it's not yet clear whether their target — a top al-Shabab leader — was killed.
Oct 6, 2013 — A Kenyan intelligence official says that the "high-value terrorist leader" whose residence was targeted in a Navy SEAL raid was the senior al-Shabab leader Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, alias Ikrima. Ikrima is a Kenyan of Somali descent who boasts connections to both al-Shabab in Somalia and to a Kenyan jihadist group called al-Hijra.
Dec 10, 2012 — Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., died during the rescue of Dr. Dilip Joseph, an aid worker from Colorado Springs, Colo.
Nov 8, 2012 — The seven SEALs are charged with releasing classified information while working as consultants on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. One of them was involved in the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. All have received letters of reprimand and the loss of pay for two months.
Sep 5, 2012 — Matt Bissonnette, the former Navy SEAL who wrote No Easy Day, reportedly plans to give part of his proceeds from the book to the Navy SEAL Foundation, a non-profit that aids Naval Special Warfare personnel and their families. But the group says it won't accept any money from the book's sales.
Aug 30, 2012 — In a letter to the author, the Defense Department's general counsel said No Easy Day violated the author's agreements not to divulge military secrets. The book goes on sale Sept. 4.
Aug 23, 2012 — The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.
Jun 27, 2012 — Gunnar, 38, was trained by the Navy to do some simple undersea tasks. But his natural curiosity also made him less reliable than some other creatures. So, as The Washington Post says, he "washed out" of the program.