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Very interesting book that gives everyone an inside look at what our Special Forces are up against - especially in the last few years. THey now have to surround the house of terrorists and yell to the occupants inside with a bullhorn rather than capturing them by surprise.

No wonder 70 percent of the deaths in Afghanistan have occured in the last 3 1/2 years.

Anyone who is interested in military operations would enjoy this book. ( )
  jessicajames | Feb 19, 2016 |
The first half of this book related to BUD/S training, SEAL training etc was covered in details in an a book that I read earlier this year titled "American Sniper" so it was a recap of sorts. However the later half of the book related to the killing of UBL was interesting. The author has done a good job with the narrative by keeping it real simple.
Ironically at the fag end of the book Author mentions about Mr. Obama getting re-elected on the back of the successful mission and lo behold he did get re-elected on the exact same day when i was reading those lines in the book :-).
Another point which Authors touches upon is the leaks related to classified info by insider and lo behold few SEALs were recently apprehended for using classified info for helping a game development company develop real-life style war game!!! Creepy ;-) ( )
  _RSK | Jan 26, 2016 |
A fairly detailed account of the mission to capture obl by a member of the original SEAL team. The incredible sacrifices that these people make, putting their lives on the line on a daily basis so that folks back home can go to bed peacefully knowing that someone has their back. They are constantly on missions, at times missing their families for whole months. This in addition to the extremely grueling training regimes, they are the true heroes and I salute each and every one of them. The author is donating all the proceeds from the book to marine related charities and he has provided a list. I will will be contributing to them soon.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
This was a fascinating look into the life and operations of Navy Seals. It was a lot like Lone Survivor, though not as emotionally draining. This author was also more limited in what details could be included than it seems Marcus Luttrell was. I have gained so much respect for the sacrifices of the Seals that make our lives safer through these two books. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This was a fascinating look into the life and operations of Navy Seals. It was a lot like Lone Survivor, though not as emotionally draining. This author was also more limited in what details could be included than it seems Marcus Luttrell was. I have gained so much respect for the sacrifices of the Seals that make our lives safer through these two books. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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The only easy day was yesterday.
~Navy SEAL Philosophy

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At one minute out, the Black Hawk crew chief slid the door open.  I could just make him out - his night vision goggles covering his eyes - holding up one finger.  I glanced around and saw my SEAL teammates calmly passing the sign through the helicopter.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525953728, Hardcover)

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group--commonly known as SEAL Team Six-- has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history.

In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America’s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

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For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.

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