Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, EYES ON TARGET is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.
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 Through their many interviews and unique access, Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter pull back the veil that has so often concealed the heroism of these patriots. They live by a stringent and demanding code of their own creation, keeping them ready to ignore politics, bureaucracy and-if necessary-direct orders. They share a unique combination of character, intelligence, courage, love of country and what can only be called true grit.
They are the Navy SEALs, and they keep their Eyes on Target.
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Eyes on Target
Without question the best political book I've ever read. In this year of candidates discussing issues for next years election...every voter needs to read this and ask themselves " do I want the former Secretary of State and current political party to run this country?"
Hypocritical at best
How do the authors justified writing a book criticizing others for discussing SEAL team operations when that's exactly what they are doing in this book? don't buy this unless of course you are looking for more of a reason to justify your hatred of Hillary Clinton because that's all this book is.
Eyes on Target- don't bother
This is a poorly written book. It feels like the author was in a hurry to get a best seller to print, instead of doing the painstaking research required to write a solid book. The grammar is subpar (did they have an editor?), many military terms are misused (fire mission is not the same as "mission" or "firefight", and worst of all, there are several chapters that tell one, very narrow side do the story. SEALs have done some impressive things in be last four decades, and there are publicly available after action reports and award citations. There is no reason for shoddy research. And if you interview an operator who has a hard on for one of his teammates, a good author is obligated to go get the other side of the story and let the reader sort it out. If you want a balanced read on SEAL operations, go order a book by Dick Couch, or Orr Kelley's "Brave Men, Dark Waters". Don't read this one.