After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. Navy SEALs were sent into Afghanistan where they captured members of terrorist groups, patrolled the near-by Arabian Sea and destroyed weapons the terrorists had hidden in caves in the mountains. But who are the Navy SEALs? And what special training did they receive for these missions? This book takes a brief look at the history of the Navy SEALs from the first U.S. Navy Dive Teams formed in 1943 to SEAL Teams One and Two formed in 1962, to the current fighting in the Middle East. It includes a list of important dates, information on equipment used by the Navy SEALs and close-up photographs on each page. The authors assume the reader is familiar with military lingo and acronyms, and for those who are not, the sparse writing littered with references to SDVs and CBT missions may be frustrating. A brief glossary is included along with a list or resources for gathering more information. This book is a part of the "On the Front Lines" series by Capstone Press. 2004, Capstone High Interest Books/ Capstone Press, Ages 8 to 12.