The book contains incredible accounts of major SEAL operations-from the violent birth of SEAL Team Six and the aborted Operation Eagle Claw meant to save the hostages in Iran, to key missions in Iraq and Afganistan where the SEALs suffered their worst losses in their fifty year history-and every chapter illustrates why this elite military special operations unit remains the most feared anti-terrorist force in the world.
We hear reports on the record from retired SEAL officers including Lt. Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, the founder of SEAL Team Six, and a former Commander at SEAL team Six, Ryan Zinke, and we come away understanding the deep commitment of these military men who put themselves in danger to protect our country and save American lives. In the face of insurmountable odds and the imminent threat of death, they give all to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
No matter the situation, on duty or at ease, SEALs never, ever give up. One powerful chapter in the book tells the story of how one Medal of Honor winner saved another, the only time this has been done in US military history.
EYES ON TARGET includes these special features:
- A detailed timeline of events during the Benghazi attack
- Sample rescue scenarios from a military expert who believes that help could have reached the Benghazi compound in time
- The US House Republican Conference Interim Progress Report on the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi
They are the Navy SEALs, and they keep their Eyes on Target.
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About the Author
Richard Miniter is the author of three New York Times best sellers: Losing Bin Laden, Shadow War and, in 2012, Leading From Behind. He writes the National Security column for Forbes.com, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, Readers Digest, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review, and The New Republic.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Froggy Origins of the Navy SEALs 1
Chapter 2 The Violent Birth of SEAL Team Six 20
Chapter 3 From Pirates to Professionals 43
Chapter 4 Drago's War 55
Chapter 5 Afghanistan: Operation Red Wings 70
Chapter 6 Fallujah: The Perfect Op That Led to Prosecutions 86
Chapter 7 Benghazi, Libya: SEALs Alone 106
Chapter 8 Benghazi 911: When SEALs Answer the Call 124
Chapter 9 The Rescue That Wasn't 142
Chapter 10 Benghazi Timeline 175
Chapter 11 The Teams: Why the Unique Culture of the SEALs Matters 191
Appendix: Interim Progress Report 207