February 8, 2023

SEAL’s Death Revives Drug & Brutality Concerns

SEALs have defended for decades their Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training to outsiders and Navy leadership who say it is too difficult. Since 1953, at least 11 men have died. New questions are arising about how use of performance-enhancing drugs have changed the standards, and what it means if the obvious cheating entailed with illegal drug use threatens the ethical core of the SEALs.