Navy Seals hijack Air Force One

During the 1980s, a Navy Seal commander by the name of Richard Marcinko had been given the task to test Navy bases for their security. Marcinko took a few of his most experienced commandos and acted as if they were terrorists.

They called themselves Red Cell and planted fake bombs on submarines, kidnapped base commanders and caused mayhem. In one instance they entered the US presidents Air Force One plane when it was on the ground (the president was not on it). According to Marcinko, the Navy got so embarrassed by the success of Red Cell that Marcinko was scapegoated and sent to prison. It’s unknown whether Marcinko actually overstepped his boundaries. However, the video tape proof of these fake raids is still around and even available on Youtube.

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Information sources:
Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko

Photo Credits / Sources:

By U.S. Navy ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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