- penetrate and attack nuclear-powered submarines
- destroy subs by using them as dirty bombs
- capture launch codes for nuclear weapons aboard the subs by using mild torture techniques on personnel in charge of launch codes.
Former members of Red Cell maintain that these exercises were a cover to move SPECWAR operators around the world for covert missions against real-world terrorists. Commander Marcinko retired from the Navy on February 1, 1989 with thirty years, three months and 17 days of enlisted and commissioned active duty service.
As you'll see in the report above, Marcinko maintained that he was singled out for prosecution because he embarrassed Navy officials, despite the harsh tactics he and his team employed.
Read more about Red Cell HERE.