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Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, Eyes on Target is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history - including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.
The book contains incredible accounts of major SEAL operations - from the violent birth of SEAL Team Six and the aborted Operation Eagle Claw meant to save the hostages in Iran, to key missions in Iraq and Afghanistan where the SEALs suffered their worst losses in their fifty year history - and every chapter illustrates why this elite military special operations unit remains the most feared anti-terrorist force in the world.
We hear reports on the record from retired SEAL officers including Lt. Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, the founder of SEAL Team Six, and a former Commander at SEAL team Six, Ryan Zinke, and we come away understanding the deep commitment of these military men who put themselves in danger to protect our country and save American lives. In the face of insurmountable odds and the imminent threat of death, they give all to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
No matter the situation, on duty or at ease, SEALs never, ever give up. One powerful chapter in the book tells the story of how one Medal of Honor winner saved another, the only time this has been done in US military history.
Eyes on Target includes these special features:

A detailed timeline of events during the Benghazi attack
Sample rescue scenarios from a military expert who believes that help could have reached the Benghazi compound in time
The US House Republican Conference Interim Progress Report on the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi
Through their many interviews and unique access, Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter pull back the veil that has so often concealed the heroism of these patriots. They live by a stringent and demanding code of their own creation, keeping them ready to ignore politics, bureaucracy and-if necessary-direct orders. They share a unique combination of character, intelligence, courage, love of country and what can only be called true grit.
They are the Navy SEALs, and they keep their Eyes on Target.
©2014 Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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By Jeff on 07-12-14

Mandatory Reading

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Almost quit on this book as it started out different than I thought. The final part regarding the options to react on Ben Ghazi should be mandatory reading for every American prior to voting on any future election!

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By Tourman on 01-12-15

Eye opening and therefore infuriating!

I loved getting so many stories in one book. The final chapters that cover the Benghazi and bin Laden situations left me steaming at our pathetic political leadership. Or maybe I should say the lack thereof. This is not a political book, in my opinion. But it is eye opening and infuriating ! Enjoy.

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By T. KINVER on 03-12-14

Eyes Off Target

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I've never been compelled to review any of the other 37 books Audible has provided me with. However this short book is very disappointing. If you are expecting inside stories of the Navy Seals, then look elsewhere, the author spends most of the book making a political point and echoing previously told stories about the Teams and a large chunk of the book giving 5 possible solutions to an attack on the US embassy.

What was most disappointing about Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter ’s story?

Poor storey with little content, and what is there is of little interest.

How could the performance have been better?

Better narrator

What character would you cut from Eyes on Target?


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By JAMIE on 06-07-15

This book is brillant

I love reading about the seals an this book tells u loads about there history an how they changed over the years an how brave they are so i would reck s mend this book u will love it

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