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US Navy will start testing elite Seals for illicit drug use

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2023
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The US Navy will begin random drug testing of its special operations forces amid widespread concerns over the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Random tests of 15% of four units - about 200 sailors - will be done each month beginning November.

The move comes after a recent report following the death of a recruit raised concerns about the use of steroids and human growth hormones.

The Navy Seals are among the most elite units in the US military.

Rear Admiral Keith Davids, commander of Naval Special Warfare (NSW), said the...

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