The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator.
Mark Owen’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, is an account of Owen’s most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure.
Featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions that make history.
GOOD FOLLOW UP FOR NO EASY DAY
I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book after reading ‘No Easy Day’ A book like that is high action and suspenseful and is hard to follow up but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s more low key but keeps your attention throughout. It covers different “angles” of battles and gives the reader more to think about than just the war itself. I recommend this book.
A lot of the same stories from,"No Easy Day"!!! The parts that are blocked out are him talking about him working with Delta in Iraq. The other is him in DEVGUR. Same stories told in a different way, just more details. If you have the original, "No Easy Day" you'll know what I'm talking about!! BAD, BAD, BAD!!!
"SEALs who dedicated their lives to 'freedom'"
Huh? SEALs do a lot of things for the U.S., however, "freedom" is not one of them.
They are killing machines, they will tell you this themselves. Being a tool of a larger apparatus at the cost of living a normal life (whatever that means) can present some interesting and confounding moral quandaries. This is especially true when the apparatus is ordering you to do something you may find morally objectionable, unnecessary, or downright wrong.
This book is an interesting retrospection on the missions this SEAL undertook where the target was more opaque than the UBL raid in Pakistan. In his previous book, he did not address the thoughts that he, and many of us had after UBL was killed in a military compound (that is Pakistani military). That is, what are we doing in terms of foreign policy and war making, and why are we fighting a war in a neighboring country when the country next door is harboring literally the most wanted man on earth (while the U.S. finances most of the military and intelligence programs there?
I felt that this book was a much more accurate representation of a person who has attained the moniker "best of the best" at being destructive in the name of patriotism. That's a difficult juxtaposition to wrap ones head around in theoretical terms, let alone if it is your life.