Navy SEALs are called on to perform missions of strategic importance to the United States. Including the following:
Direct Action: Neutralize, Capture and Kill Enemy Forces
Offensive strikes against an enemy target using tactics like raids, ambushes and assaults.
Special Reconnaissance: Observe and Report, Covert Intelligence
Surveillance and reconnaissance operations to report on enemy activity or to provide a better understanding of the operational situation. These missions can include tracking of enemy units, monitoring military and civilian activity, and gathering information about beach and water conditions prior to a beach landing.
Counter Terrorism: Eliminating Threats, Pre-Emptive Strike
Directing action against terrorist groups to prevent terrorist activities.
Foreign Internal Defense: Training Allies
Training and assisting foreign counterparts to increase their capacity to respond to threats.