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"No Easy Day" Book about Bin Laden's Death!

Discussion in 'Military' started by sammy87, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Sep 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    sammy87

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    The book comes out today, just wondering if anyone is planning on reading it or not? The last few current war books I read were OK, nothing great. I guess the DOD is threatening legal action on the former SEAL for OPSEC.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    I'll prob buy it, looks interesting.... I'm kinda on the fence with the whole operation though... Loan Survivor is also A great book if you haven't read it already.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    I read "Lone Survivor" as well. It's an incredible story, but as a book I thought it kinda sucked. Half the book is "Im awesome Im from Texas" and "I'm awesome I'm a SEAL"

    Other than that, its a great story a lot more ppl should know. Pisses me off to think that good Americans died because they were more concerned about the ROE and what their own country would do to them.

    "One Bullet Away" is a great book, very well written and not as "flag waving" It's been my favorite book for a while.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I thought it didnt come out till 9/11?
    I plan on getting it.


    "unbroken" was a great WWII book that Ive read recently.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Came out today it was in the Morning show this morning. Prolly going to go pick it up.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    I've heard Unbroken is fantastic. That's the next book I will read. I'm on the fence on "No Easy Day" seems rushed and the guy probaly needed the cash.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    Konaborne

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    I'd feel like if I read it, someone will burst through my window and beat me to death
     
  8. Sep 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    i'm really interested, my marine buddy just picked it up so i'm gonna wait and see what his initial review is before i jump into it. if you want a new read, i finished "they fought for each other" by kelly kennedy. that was a really good book. the author was ex-military and actually embedded with this unit who ended up suffering a crazy amount of casualties during the 2007 surge in iraq. just telling their day to day story without getting all politic-ey and finger pointing.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    It starts kinda slow bcit gives a lot of back story of the main character. At first I was thinking why is talking so much about his childhood and youth? But as the story goes on you will understand why.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    The dude that wrote "SEAL Team 6 memoirs of an elite sniper" went to school with my wife. He graduated a yr before her. He was in Somolia and got his leg messed up, got out of the military adn struggled for a while and now he's a Chiropractor. Its a good read and aparantly he never once bragged about himself when word of team 6 got out.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    I finished the book this morning (I'm a nerd and had the time off). Well written and very descriptive. I served with Mark Owen when I was in the Navy, he is a stand up good dude. The book reminded me of some good times.
    I am interested to see what all happens with the pentagon and such coming down on him. My .02 is that the White House and others in the government already outted the SMU's and most of the details of the raid, this is a ground-eye perspective. YMMV.

    I do agree with you guys on Lone survivor, too much chest beating. I will have to check out one bullet away.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    That's cool you knew the guy. So far it has good reviews.

    "One Bullet Away" is from one of the recon LT's perspective from the book "Generation Kill" FYI
     
  13. Sep 5, 2012 at 2:40 AM
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    Pre-ordered me a copy off Amazon, should get here soon. We'll see how good it is.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2012 at 2:55 AM
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    Well, so much for SEALs keeping operations secret. :eek:
     
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    I'm on the fence on this too, but I will give credit where credit is very much due. The SEALs are the elite of the elite, and they get crap done few else could. However, there seems to be far more of these books concerning SEAL ops out in the stores now than ever before. Why? I'm not sure that's a good thing. Why talk about it? Who benefits? Maybe I'm missing it.

    Too many, I believe, flap their gums about the way our military works nowadays... most importantly, our special warfare community. IMO, that info is best left as internal discussions--at least until we are well past the conflict in which the op was performed. Basically, I feel some things are best left unsaid for a variety of reasons.

    Concerning the SEALs, it seemed to start with Richard Marcinko back in the early 90s. That guy just couldn't shut up about everything he had done and in the process divulged--albeit subtly--tactics, techniques, and procedures. In fact, some have reported Marcinko's first books are more fiction than not. Hell, I don't know. It makes for exciting reading but really provides a form of aid and comfort to the enemy.

    What makes me wonder about is what exactly Matt Bissonnette's ("Mark Owen" is just a pseudonym) agenda is and those like him. What is there to gain by revealing TTPs and operational details so soon after the op? I'm sure proud of what he and those who served with him did but not quite convinced this SEAL's ego has not gotten a little carried away. It seems many of his fellow SEALs feel the same way if you read some of the reports regarding the backlash he has received.
     
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    I'm almost done reading that book. It is a good read. He has seen some cool stuff, but he remains humble in the book.
     
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    i just started reading the book and i think some people are going over board on it. So far its a very well written book and does not talk about anything that would violate the non disclosure agreement. I cant wait to finish it.
     
  18. Sep 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    As far as "No Easy Day"...i want to read it but Im just not sure if I want to support a guy who gave an oath of silence and broke his word to his team mates. :smack:
     
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    In an interview on 60 minutes he said his entire team supported him and the novel. I am going to read it eventually. He also stated there is nothing in the book that would cause him to break any laws or give away info that shouldn't be there.
     
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    I dloaded it on my Kindle the day it came out. Started reading it but haven't had a chance to get back to it in a few days.
     
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