They started as soldiers. They became elite warriors. Now they are The Outcasts: The heroes the world will never know... Alex Brandenburg: Smart, steady, and facing a cross-roads in his life and career. The SEAL Chief Petty Officer is the Team Leader-leading his team into a living hell... John Landry: The quiet Cajun believes in God and fights like the devil. He's making a high-altitude jump with a nuke strapped on his back. Catherine "Cat" Fares: Fluent in Arabic. Fluent in feminism. Fluent in warfare... and stuck working with a bunch of savages... Francisco "Pancho" Rodriguez: Even if the world catches on fire, he figures it will just have to wait... until this laughing Mexican-American shows up to save the day. Their Mission: Blow up a secret Iranian biological warfare site with a suitcase-sized nuke. The Catch: Getting out alive... then going back for more... Drawn from the elite SEAL Team Six, these men and women are working deep in a program called Bitter Ash: taking on the kind of missions that, if they were exposed, will always be denied. For these warriors, every op is the highest possible risk and any moment could be the last. So they deal with it. And then wait for the next call. Now the call has them parachuting into a harsh desert on the border with Afghanistan, meeting a beautiful agent who will lead them to a top-secret Iranian site that must be totally destroyed. For Alex Brandenberg and his fellow SEALs, this mission is like most others: Nothing goes according to plan. And when they're done, they've only just begun. Going back into Iran for a second time brings Brandenberg and his team face-to-face with a maniacal Revolutionary Guard officer who knows Alex's identity and is hot on his trail. The SEALs must free a hostage in Lebanon. Then the fight takes them halfway around the world-in a frantic battle of courage and fighting skill that America cannot afford to lose...
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the exciting and dangerous world of U.S. Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers.
The New York Times bestselling authors of SEAL Team Six, which "pulses with the grit of a Jerry Bruckheimer production" (The Washington Post), are back in action, bringing the covert operations of the world's most elite military team to stop a new terror threat from al-Qaeda.When America's controversial Phoenix Program was buried during the Vietnam War, a new program rose from its ashes: a top-secret Special Operations unit, with a core mission to combat terror wherever they find it. With bin Laden dead, the leaders within al-Qaeda struggle to assume his role at the top, but the president of the United States doesn't want any of them left to dominate...and that means he has only one choice. But doing what's needed without political repercussions will take a small team flying under the radar. A team capable of finessing the U.N.'s policies on national sovereignty and acts of war. A team like the Outcasts. The team's mission: Take out the seven terror merchants vying to take bin Laden's place. The team's status: Expendable. With no official support from their government and no one to rely on but themselves, the Outcasts must track down each target. Hot on the tail of the third, the team starts to close in on a larger plot, one that puts the security of the United States in dangerous jeopardy. The terrorists are threatening American territory once again, and the Outcasts will have to do what SEALs do best: whatever it takes to keep their country safe.
A book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six, the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden. SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) the toughest and longest military training in the world. After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally as a member of SEAL Team Six he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine's Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best; which meant one of the best snipers on the planet. Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help, and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it became known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His dramatic combat tales combined with inside details of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.
They are the Outcasts. Because people don't want to know what they do. Alex Brandenburg: SEAL Chief Petty Officer and Outcasts Team Leader. Disobeyed direct orders by refusing to let a deadly terrorist live to kill another day. Francisco "Pancho" Rodriguez and John Landry: SEAL Petty Officers First Class. Took the pursuit of justice into their own hands with explosive results. Catherine "Cat" Fares. Navy Petty Officer. Holds an unbeatable record for pissing off the top brass with her strongly stated opinions on the combat readiness of women. The team's mission: Take out the seven terror merchants vying to take Bin Laden's place. The team's status: Expendable. When America's controversial Phoenix Program was buried during the Vietnam War, a new program rose from its ashes. A top-secret Special Operations unit, with a core mission to combat terror wherever they find it, Bitter Ash grew ever more necessary in a new world of Islamic fanaticism. Now, Bitter Ash is forming a special team, a SEAL Team Six with a difference. It is Tier One, on par with SEAL Team Six and Delta, but it will report directly to Bitter Ash, and its fight will take place under the cover of dark. With Bin Laden dead, the petty leaders within al Qaeda struggle to assume his role at the top. The president of the United States doesn't want any of them left to dominate . . . and that means he has only one choice. But doing what's needed without political repercussions will take a small team flying under the radar. A team capable of finessing the U.N.'s distinctions on national sovereignty and acts of war. A team like the Outcasts. With no official support from their government and no one to rely on but themselves, the Outcasts must track down each target. Hot on the tail of the third, Brandenburg and the team start to realize that they are closing in on a larger plot, one that puts the security of the United States in dangerous jeopardy. The terrorists are threatening American territory once again, and the Outcasts will have to do what SEALs do best. Whatever it takes to keep their country safe.
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