Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs (Hardcover)
By Richard Miniter and Scott McEwen
“There was no running gunfight. And the SEALs did not have a kill order. Richard Miniter on the new book detailing the night al Qaeda’s chief died—and the headaches it could cause Obama.” – The Daily Beast
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 U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off a 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 6 and the aborted Operation Eagle Claw meant to save the hostages in Iran, to key missions in Iraq and Afghanistan where the SEALs suffered their worst losses in their 50-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 LCDR Richard Marcinko, the founder of SEAL Team 6, and former commander at SEAL Team 6 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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."
About the Author
Scott McEwen is co-author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller "American Sniper," about the U.S. Navy SEAL with the greatest number of recorded kills. His book became a major motion picture in 2013. McEwen lives in San Diego, Calif.
Richard Miniter is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: "Losing Bin Laden," "Shadow War" and, in 2012, "Leading From Behind." He writes the National Security column for Forbes.com, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, Readers Digest, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review and The New Republic. He lives in Washington, D.C.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Center Street (February 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455575690
- ISBN-13: 978-1455575695
- Dimensions: 6" x 9"
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