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Navy SEALs’ drug use shows mission toll on special ops forces | Washington Times
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Navy SEALs’ drug use shows mission toll on special ops forces | Washington Times

They have achieved cult hero status for their exploits since 9/11, but their success on the battlefield is taking a personal toll on Navy SEALs and members of other U.S. special operations elite forces.

Reports of rampant illicit drug abuse by special operators — while on deployment and at home — have prompted congressional lawmakers to call for an accountability review of the “culture” inside special operations units.

Drug and alcohol use by some members of special operations units is nothing new to the culture within the teams, who see such behavior as a coping mechanism in response to the unforgiving tasks these soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have been asked to carry out.

Source: Navy SEALs’ drug use shows mission toll on special ops forces – Washington Times