Adding the Numbers provided by U.S. Department of Defense about, Divorces, Medals, Wounds, Injuries, etc. added some Credibility. However those numbers are not as true for U.S. Navy S.E.A.L.s of USNSWDG (DEVGRU) or U.S. Army Special Forces 1st Operational Detachment doing the Direct Action Get In Get Out Go Home Missions, compared to U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Air Force Special Operations, U.S.M.C. MARSOC, U.S. Navy S.E.A.L.s, CIA, DIA. NSA as a Joint Services Special Operations Tasks Force (some consider this (Us) as the Level above DEVGRU and U.S.A.S.F. 1st Detachment) doing the Long Term Missions of Months to Years as One Tour, One Mission.
Example days after the 9/11 2001 Attacks, We went from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan to attempt CIA Operation Neptune Spear, Locate and Capture Osama Bin Laden. This Failed as there were NO CIA Funded Local Intelligence Assets due to the President Clinton U.S. Laws that Cut the U.S. Defense Budget 1993 to 2001. Those of Us that were involved with 1980 to 1990 CIA Operation Cyclone got into contact with Our Former Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen, as the 150,000 Northern Alliance. The Mission Changed, to Overthrow the 5 Million former Pro U.S.S.R. Afghans and Pro U.S.S.R. Afghan Military that had become the Afghan Taliban "Established Government".2018 Movie 12 Strong.only shows ODA 595, not what happened with ODA 555, 534 (543?) and 100,000 Northern Alliance, and the other 4 ODAs with ODBs and 50,000 Northern Alliance that attacked Afghan Taliban held Bagram, Kabul, Kandahar.
After this the Mission Changed again, meaning we were at Afghanistan for longer than the weeks, the Mission Changed again into 2001 CIA Operation Hotel California, Northern Iraq, this then changed into 2001 U.S. Military Operation Viking Hammer, eliminate Ansar Al Islam, that then became 2002 U.S. Military Operation Hotel California (a Strategic Feint to make the Iraqis believe that the Main UN Coalition Liberation Forces were coming thru U.S. Ally Turkey), then 2003 Liberation of Iraq IAW 1998 Clinton's Declared War Against U.S. Ally Iraq. So what we believed would be only a few weeks, turned into more than 2 Years as One Tour, One Mission as definitively NOT the Missions done by USNSWDG nor 1st Detachment. This is WHY most are Divorced or Single, even we (Commanding Officers) do NOT know when we will be returning Home, imagine what Spouses go thru, especially those with Children ending up basically being Single Parents, and do not know if you will be Returning in one piece, critically injured, wounded or in a U.S. Flag draped metal coffin.