Devgru: Bin Laden's ultimate nemesis
By Alexander von Rosenbach, Jane's Armed Forces Desk Head
While the United States has not identified the special forces unit that killed Osama bin Laden, Jane's understands that the assault force almost certainly comprised members of the US Navy's Special Warfare Development Group (Devgru).
By successfully executing a nighttime raid on the Al-Qaeda leader's compound on 1 May, Devgru demonstrated why it is considered the "elite of the elite" among US special forces.
Devgru was established in 1987 as the successor to SEAL Team 6 (although it is still colloquially known by this name). The unit serves as the US Navy's dedicated counter-terrorism unit and is believed to consist of about 200 personnel.104 of 292 words
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