A hard-hitting exposé of SEAL Team 6, the US military’s best-known brand, that reveals how the Navy SEALs were formed, then sacrificed, in service of American empire.
The Navy SEALs are, in the eyes of many Americans, the ultimate heroes. When they killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011, it was celebrated as a massive victory. Former SEALs rake in cash as leadership consultants for corporations, and young military-bound men dream of serving in their ranks.
But the SEALs have lost their bearings. Investigative journalist Matthew Cole tells the story of the most lauded unit, SEAL Team 6, revealing a troubling pattern of war crimes and the deep moral rot beneath authorized narratives. From their origins in World War II, the SEALs have trained to be specialized killers with short missions. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan became the endless War on Terror, their violence spiraled out of control.
Code Over Country details the high-level decisions that unleashed the SEALs’ carnage and the coverups that prevented their crimes from coming to light. It is a necessary and rigorous investigation of the unchecked power of the military—and the harms enacted by and upon soldiers in America’s name.
these so called “special” forces need to either be disbanded or heavily watched and managed. my tax dollars are creating these psychos.
If, like the author, you voted for Creepy Joe 3 times in 2020 then this is the book for you. Made up “facts” with “anonymous” contributors, the author interjecting his own beliefs and passing it off as “facts” of how someone else felt or what they thought. Typical liberal babble. The author is blatantly anti-American and anti-military. He thinks all terrorists should be wrapped in rainbows and unicorn farts and all military personnel should be tried as the war criminals that we ALL are. This from a guy who has probably never even been in a fist fight. Keyboard warrior.