The definitive account of the illustrious and controversial history of America's most elite Special Operations fighting force--the US Navy SEALsThe legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict. These Underwater Demolition Teams, as they were then called, soon became known for their toughness and fearlessness, and their remarkable ability to get the job--any job--done. Years later, the renamed US Navy SEALs (for Sea, Air, and Land) continued to be a wartime force to be reckoned with throughout the remainder of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. They served as rangers and scouts in the jungles of Vietnam, answered the call to duty in Panama, Granada, and in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, while developing into the very best of the best, the cream of America's Special Forces crop. Author Orr Kelly offers a rich and riveting history of the SEALs, covering their remarkable triumphs while not shying away from the scandals and controversies. An extraordinary portrait of extraordinary fighting men, Brave Men, Dark Waters shines a brilliant light into the darkest shadows of war, which is where the SEALs have operated for decades with awesome and deadly efficiency.
Iraq has developed a new weapon of mass destruction, based on a modified Soviet bomber. The Eagle Force, a multiservice commando unit, is tasked with stealing or disabling the bomber before the Iraqis can use the weapon against their enemies. But the mission goes awry and the bomber falls into the hands of an enemy even more dangerous than Iraq. The Eagle Force is then tasked with retrieving or destroying the weapon--at any cost. Violence. 1st novel in the "SEALs: Eagle Force" series, 1998.
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