Navy SEALs

Navy SEALs

Their Untold Story

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Written with the cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community, here is the definitive history of the U.S. Navy SEALs, a chronicle that reveals the inside story behind the greatest combat operations of our nation's most celebrated warriors. The authors draw on exclusive interviews with more than 100 special operators (including multiple Medal of Honor recipients), as well as thousands of pages of declassified documents, to create a vivid portrait of the SEALS in action. The book charts the evolution of the frogmen from their origins in World War II and the Korean War, when Navy commando teams cleared mines and scouted landing sites ahead of the main American forces. After their official founding in 1962 by order of President John F. Kennedy, and early covert operations in Cuba, the SEALS came of age in the jungles of Vietnam, where they specialized in the most daring missions. Couch and Doyle trace their transformation in the 1980s and 1990s--when special operations teams were centralized under the U.S. Special Operations Command--including untold accounts from Panama, Grenada, Somalia, and the first Gulf War. Finally, we follow their rise to preeminence in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. -- From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780062336606
0062336606
Branch Call Number: 359.984 Cou
359.98 COU
Characteristics: xxii, 310 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Doyle, William 1942-- Author

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StarGladiator
Dec 29, 2014

When the US Navy SEALs were created at the impetus of President John F. Kennedy, it was as a special ops force to aid pro-democracy insurgents, in fighting against dictators around the world, not in what they later became, a force to help overthrow democratically-elected presidents, and after their hitches to work for dictators as their paid henchmen, or join up with disreputable PMCs. The final low point was when four SEALs, friends of that sniper fellow, who falsely testified against Jessie Ventura, who sued that sniper fellow who libeled him with a complete fiction [Ventura won the court case because the witnesses who testified on his behalf weren't connected to him and could prove they were at that bar that night in question, while the four SEALs were friends of the sniper fellow and could not prove they were at the very same bar!] Something is really rotten in SEAL-land. [Still consider Carlos Hathcock as America's best sniper!]

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