The Combat History of the Deadliest Warriors on the Planet
In a world where acts of terror have become all too commonplace, America has turned to the elite warriors of special operations to lead the fight and hunt down those whose very ideology is one of hate for everything our nation stands for. Among those units one stands apart from the rest, carrying out the most dangerous missions with precision and now legendary lethality: the US Navy SEALs. What led these warriors to become one of the most feared and respected units in history?
Mann and Burton take the reader through the inception of the Naval Combat Demolition Teams (NCDU) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) during World War II, their testing and development in Korea and into the Vietnam War, where the SEALs truly laid the groundwork for their legendary status, and on into the present day. The authors highlight the major steps and operations along the way, discuss the training and what it takes, and explore some of the most important moments in SEAL history.
Don Mann, a bestselling author and accomplished endurance athlete and mountaineer, played a crucial role in some of America’s most daring military missions for more than two decades. A former member ofNavy SEAL Team Sixwho was twice captured by enemy forces, he now focuses his attention on inspiring others to achieve goals they never thought they could. As a sought-after motivational speaker and trainer, Mann addresses a wide range of audiences around the country—from major corporations to universities to professional sports teams— with a message that is equal parts inspiration and strategy. Mann’s other books includeInside Seal Team Six, The Modern Day Gunslinger, The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook, and theThomas Crockerthrillers.
Lance Burtonis a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, former surface warfare officer, class leader of BUD/S Class 239, former Blackwater security specialist, and former FBI counter-terrorism agent with over twenty years of combined service including multiple Middle East deployments in support of anti-terrorism Operations abroad. He is also a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, a professional level athlete, and author of the popular military sci-fi novelThe Blood of a God.