No Easy Day?


Brown Belt
Oct 26, 2009
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Houston, TX
I just read that this book is coming out today:
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moment

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Ladens compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group commonly known as SEAL Team Six has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owens life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Ladens death, is an essential piece of modern history.

In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in Americas ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military. Owens story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

I will buy and read it. Who else?



Purple Belt
Mar 9, 2007
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Maryland USA
I think the book was written for $. I have no issue with that, in itself, but I think it was a selfish decision. His identity was going to eventually be revealed and I think that will put his family and friends at risk. I'm assuming that there are no national security issues. If there are, then I would have a problem with that as well.

I don't think I will buy it.

I recommend if you are interested in this topic.

Tames D

MTS Alumni
Apr 18, 2006
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Los Angeles, CA
I just ordered this book from Looking forward to a good read. ALL books are written for $$, duh. If he is willing to put his family and friends at risk for writing this book, then that is his decision. I'll read the book with great interest.