By Jeff Pfeiffer
It’s a good thing that Disney decided not to pursue a trademark of the term, “SEAL Team Six,” otherwise we may not have gotten to see the upcoming Discovery Channel special Secrets of SEAL Team Six, premiering July 10 at 9pm ET/PT.
Although the now-famous Special Ops unit officially doesn’t even exist, it suddenly became America’s worst-kept classified secret since Area 51 this past May when the team made international headlines by taking down Osama bin Laden. But that was just the latest mission for this highly elite group that has been active for three decades.
Secrets of SEAL Team Six says it will go behind closed doors to learn the story of the group, but with its recent notoriety already possibly endangering its future effectiveness, it’s doubtful we will truly get the whole story. We will get to meet the group’s founder, Dick Marcinko, and former members who give their first tell-all accounts of their experiences in the organization.
Along with the group’s background and history, the program will look at the recruiting, weapons and technology necessary to carry out the bin Laden mission.
The special will also introduce former SEALs, military analysts, journalists and SEAL Team Six wives for perspectives on the group’s ability to remain under the radar while carrying out tasks successfully.
“We’re rough boys. We want to fight. That’s why we joined,” says former SEAL Don Shipley.