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Seal Team Six: The Incredible Story of an Elite Sniper - and the Special Operations Unit That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Seal Team Six: The Incredible Story of an Elite Sniper - and the Special Operations Unit That Killed Osama Bin Laden

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By (author) Howard E. Wasdin, By (author) Stephen Templin

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 242mm x 32mm | 625g
  • Publication date: 23 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847445497
  • ISBN 13: 9781847445490
  • Illustrations note: Section: 16, b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 267,088

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When the US Navy send their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six. SEAL Team Six is a clandestine unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue and counterinsurgency. Until recently its existence was a closely-guarded secret. Then ST6 took down Osama bin Laden, and the operatives within it were thrust into the global spotlight. In this behind-the-scenes chronicle, former ST6 shooter Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers. From descriptions of the gruelling selection processes involved in reaching this elite within an elite, to his terrifying ordeal at the 'Black Hawk Down' battle in Somalia, Wasdin's book is one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

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DR. HOWARD E. WASDIN graduated with BUD/S Class 143. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions at the Battle of Mogadishu, and retired from the Navy in 1995 after 12 years of service. STEPHEN TEMPLIN qualified as a pistol and rifle expert with the SEALs. He is now an associate professor at Meio University in Japan.

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Praise for "SEAL Team Six" "Mr. Wasdin's narrative is visceral and as active as a Tom Clancy novel...[it] will also leave readers with a new appreciation of the training that enabled Seal Team Six to pull off the bin Laden raid with such precision...adrenaline-laced." --"The New York Times"""SEAL Team Six" pulses with the grit of a Jerry Bruckheimer production...On his journey to becoming a member of the Navy's best of the best, Wasdin proved his mettle in Operation Desert Storm and endured training that would break the back of most mortal men." --"The Washington Post""["SEAL Team Six"] describes the harrowing ops he undertook as part of the elite Seal Team Six squadron, including the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu that almost killed him....reveals an intimate look at the rigorous training and perilous missions of the best of the Navy's best." --"Time" ""SEAL Team Six "is a masterful blend of one man's--"Waz-Man's--"journey from hard knocks to hard corps. Even better,