The Intercept: Navy SEAL Kept Trophy Photo of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse on His Hard Drive

J.K. Trotter · 01/19/16 11:10AM

Remember Matthew Bissonnette (a.k.a. “Mark Owen”), the former Navy SEAL who helped find and kill Osama bin Laden, later wrote a book about it, and eventually came under federal investigation for allegedly mishandling classified material? Bissonnette’s increasingly complex legal ordeal initially involved the Department of Justice and U.S. Navy before it was handed over to the latter’s internal police force, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, in the summer of 2014. The N.C.I.S. probe quickly threw the small community of elite military members into chaos. SOFREP, a website catering to that community, reported at the time: “The investigation has created a massive stir among the SEAL community. Rumors and accusations are flying on social media forums, lines in the sand have been drawn and friendships have ended.”

Brendan O'Connor · 11/11/15 11:00PM

The US Navy has chosen Facebook COO and corporate feminism brand ambassador Sheryl Sandberg to christen its newest attack submarine, the Virginia-class USS Massachusetts. “According to navy lore, sponsors are said to imbue a ship with their personalities,” the Associated Press reports. Lean in, sailor!

Gun Nuts Troll Facebook Post Praising Navy's USS Gabrielle Giffords

Adam Weinstein · 06/12/15 02:12PM

They must have roamed the internet, thirsty, like wild dogs of the African savannah, until they found it: A popular military veteran’s Facebook site, gently praising the Navy’s christening of the USS Gabrielle Giffords. It was a veritable oasis, drawing in the pack of gundamentalists: There was water here.

Dead Navy SEAL Who Said He Beat Jesse Ventura's Ass Now Owes Him $1.8M

Adam Weinstein · 07/29/14 04:15PM

Proving once again that he can do anything, former pro-wrestler, Minnesota governor and balding conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura won a defamation suit against a dead Navy SEAL Tuesday afternoon, and the dead Navy SEAL's estate now owes Jesse Ventura $1.845 million.

Navy Vet Sues to Be Buried With Her Late Wife

Allie Jones · 07/08/14 03:15PM

U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor filed a civil rights suit against the Idaho Division of Veterans Services yesterday, after her request to be buried in the state's vet cemetery with her late wife was denied. Taylor married Jean, who died in 2012, in California in 2008.

Iran Is Building a Copy of a U.S. Aircraft Carrier Just to Blow it Up

Adam Weinstein · 04/28/14 08:59AM

Last month, U.S. military planners were scratching their heads over why the Iranians were building a painstaking replica of a Nimitz-class American aircraft carrier, all the way down to the deck numbers. Well, it turns out Iran just really wants to make it go boom.

Navy Accidentally Emails Reporter Its Plans to Deny His FOIA Request

Adam Weinstein · 01/07/14 02:43PM

Email. We love it, until it burns us. Like when you think you're sending instructions to a coworker on how to whittle down a pesky reporter's request for federal records related to the Washington Navy Yard shooting, and you realize too late that you emailed them to the reporter himself.

Taylor Berman · 10/24/13 01:48PM

The Millington Navy Base in Tennessee was temporarily placed under lockdown this afternoon after a National Guardsman reportedly shot two other Guardsmen. Neither injury is life-threatening, and the suspect is now in custody.