The author admits to being politically opposite from President Obama, and is far from complementary to the President, and that would be fine except his own story tells of the success of President Obama's approach. He seems to grumble that the current administration applies all internationally recognized anti-torture conventions to interrogations, and the Seals must be less trigger happy, yet the missions primary to the book, were accomplished with no Seal fatalities and few Seal casualties, if any at all. So, no evidence is provided for the benefits of enhanced interrogation. He also states how well the Seals were equipped and how freely they could plan for the success of the two primary missions told of here, both have been under this administrations watch and the most notable missions in the history of the Navy Seals. They were able to be excellent, and successful. This support was in stark contrast to the previous administration by the author's own accounting. So, if effectiveness and outcomes are not the reason for the politics, then it must be ideology, or perhaps a blind spot the size of Texas. That's the only reason it gets marked down a star over all. That said, all love and respect to our Seals, and all veterans. Let's hope they vote in their own best interests, for it will be in the best interest of all.
You must read this! This guy single handedly forced Obama and his Hollywood people to rewrite the Movie of the killing of BinLaden. The truth will set us all free.
Absolutely, It is refreshing to hear the first hand accounts of true pariots doing what needs to be done to protect and preserve our way of life.
The description of the raid on Bin Ladens compound
No, but I will search him out now.
Real results from real patriots.
I would just like to extend thanks to the brave man who wrote this book even with the threat of his own government punishing him. I understand there needs to be a certain level of secrecy here but to honor the work of the people who are nearly never honored by the general public is a great thing. I know they are silent warriors not looking for praise or medals, but lets be honest here. If someone puts their life on the line almost daily, there needs to be some sort of recognition even though they dont ask for it. To sum it up, THANKS!
A well-paced, well-structured story that is padded with lots of preamble, since the actual raid isn't enough material for a book. I would have been interested in hearing about how he overcame the ethical precepts (Thou Shalt Not Kill) his Christian missionary parents raised him with, and how his parents deal with his job as a government-employed mercenary.
One thing I found annoying was the constant grumbling about Obama and the politicians who took the credit for the hard he and his comrades did. The notion that soldiers are expendable tools for the implementation of foreign policy--and that their masters are politicians who have never worn a uniform--should have been obvious to this guy before he ever left college.
The way his story was led from the beginning of his adventure to the finale killing.
Haven't read anything comparable.
I didn't have a favorite.
My extreme reaction was when Bin Ladin was FINALY GONE!!!
A really MUST READ book. Being a retired military man, I can really relate to this. Again, it's a great book.
This is an awesome book. You feel like you are right with the seals as they go to kill or capture Bin Laden.
Also, I didn't see anything in this book that had not been on the news already.
Good for Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer.
Holter Graham does a great job reading this book.
Don't pass this up!
I read/listened to "man hunt" first. I am glad I did even though man hunt got a lot of the raid's facts wrong, it provides a clearer picture since no easy day focuses on the tactical side.
I wish he would have kept it completely politically neutral. He did for the most part but you could tell from some of the writing that troops have fox news on their TVs (although not called out by name)
This is an amazingly dull account of very dynamic events. No doubt the author is a disciplined, brave and accomplished soldier. Unfortunately he is also very shallow and has no world view nor literary talent. Read Manhunt by Peter Bergen instead.
No I would not read another book by the author. He had one story to tell and he told it.
He could have left out the his personal feelings about the President it was not relevant to the story. He claims this book was not political but he clearly puts in his personal thoughts about the President.
It was fine
it could have been cut down to the opperation. The begining was filler about the Navy Seals and there are better books out there that discuss that subject.
Great detail of the authors experience. The book deserves more applause, especially for the charites a majority of proceeds are going towards. I will purchase additional copies for the Holiday's to support our HERO's !! Thank-you to the author for your service & your bravery to write this book.
Gave me goose bumps.