No Easy Day Book Review

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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

“The only easy day was yesterday” is a motto or way of life of the United States Navy SEALs. SEALs stands for sea, air, and land which is the work place for Navy SEALs. They are the worlds best maritime special operators. SEAL Team Six is the group that killed Osama Bin Laden. Mark Owen was a member of SEAL Team Six and was on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden and many other less known missions. In the autobiography No Easy Day, Mark takes us into the world and life of America’s most elite special operations soldier. This book portrays his life story and sheds light into the secretive world of counterinsurgency.

The story starts out in Green Team which is the name of
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They creep up the stairway, point man in front, Mark right behind him. The point man sees a young man peer out the door, down the stairway. He assumes it's Osama's son Khalid.

Then the point man speaks, "Khalid ... Khalid." He calls. The boy peeks his head out and the point man instantly buries one right in his face. Khalid's body, floppy, rolls out the door and down the stairs to the landing between the SEALs and his room. On the third floor Bin Laden peeked out as they were on their way up and then, from the point man, a suppressed "BOP BOP!" Two to the dome piece. Then Mark and the next SEAL behind him close in on bin Laden's twitchy body. They send pictures back and take DNA. After stripping the house of any useful intelligence they hop in the helicopters and disappear into the night.

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 Laden’s 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


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