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aka Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), Dev Group, DEVGRU, MOB Six, MARESFAC

SEAL Team Six is the original name of the U.S. Navy's top-level special operations commando group; it is responsible for counterterrorist operations worldwide. The group is now referred to as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DEVGRU. SEAL Team Six was founded, in part, in response to the failure of Operation Eagle Claw, the April 1980 attempt to rescue hostages in Iran.

Navy SEAL Teams, named for their sea-air-land capabilities, had been involved in clandestine operations and unconventional warfare methods since the early 1960s. By the late 1970s, SEAL Teams One and Two were already engaged in counterterrorism training. SEAL Team Two, in particular, had appointed two platoons, referred to as MOB Six, that were developing more advanced techniques. In the wake of Operation Eagle Claw, the decision was made that, ...

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