From the coauthor of the #1New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor comes the riveting behind-the-scenes story of the three NavySEALs who captured the "Butcher of Fallujah" and, having been charged with prisoner abuse, their long road to justice.
On a daring nighttime raid in September 2009, a team of Navy SEALs grabbed the notorious terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, the villainous "Butcher of Fallujah," the mastermind behind the 2004 murder and mutilation off our American contractors. In this no-holds-barred account, bestselling author Patrick Robinson reveals for the first time the entire story, from the night the SEALs stormed the al-Qaeda desert stronghold to the accusations and legaltwists and turns that followed to the cut-and-thrust drama in the court room where the fate of three American heroes hung in the balance.
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I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
This is the story of Navy SEALs who are persecuted for simply doing their job. Makes me sad to think that the U.S. Navy would commit such a terrible betrayal.
This was simply put and amazing story. It depicts how political correctness in our armed forces changes everything. Also shows how willing our own government is to turn on its Heroes
In the beginning it seem a little hard to follow because they had the three story lines of each SEAL. It seemed like they bounce back and forth. Not sure if it was just me, probably would have been easier to read. It was a great book after the first couple chapters.
The non guilty verdicts of course. Just makes me mad at the brass. I would want to know if Obama was the driving force of the prosecution after Gitmo.
I really like the first trial and how the defense questioned both witnesses.
No, I listening it to over a couple weeks while hiking.
Yes the U.S. Navy and the SEALS are fine organizations filled with battle-ready patriotic warriors and we owe them our support and heartfelt thanks.
However the endless hyperbole that Patrick Robinson has adopted in this book is so excessive as to be amateurish. I've read all his books and I'm amazed and disappointed with the style he has used here. I don't think I can listen to another word of it. Too bad!
having served on subs during the Reagan years, it was hard to accept how much our military brass has gone from warriors to pencil necked, PC bureaucrats, useless political sycophants. Very sad. Equally infuriating was the level of complicity of our commander in Chicken, BHO. This country's security is now in the hands of weak men of questionable character. A real shooting war today, with any formidable enemy, will eat out lunch. Not because of the quality of our fighting men, but due to spineless leadership, or what passes for it today, (see Admiral Mullen).
USA Beurocrats!! Why??? Why did they have to suffer through indignity ?
They (USA gov) have single handedly helped lower their service men and women belief in what they are doing !
The authors use of hyperbole becomes overwhelming after twenty minutes, like ten days in a tornado. Good account, bad description
Reality and the guts to never give up
Thank you for all the time and effort each of you spent coordinating this. May God bless you in your lives and may he continue to raise solders like you all.
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