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SEALs: America's finest

President John F. Kennedy created the U.S. Navy SEALS (Sea, Air and Land Teams) as an elite force composed of America's finest fighting men, capable of combat operations in any theater and environment.

After Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush knew this would be a different kind of war, and his defense budgets included an increase in the size of America's special forces, including the SEALs.

President Obama gave them the order to go after bin Laden, but President Bush made sure they were ready.

Benedict Frederick Jr., Pasadena

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