Seals: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force (Hardcover)

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Since the US Navy SEALs came into existence, they have become famous for their daring missions, advanced and unconventional tactics, hard training and hard-fought successes. SEALs have taken part in numerous conflicts ranging from Grenada in 1983, the invasion of Panama and operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. Most recently, SEAL units have participated in the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This book focuses primarily on modern combat operations between 1983 and 2006, as Mir Bahmanyar and Chris Osman examine various combat operations, the SEALs' intense training regimes, and the development of tactics and weapons. It includes first-hand accounts from SEALs on the ground - including revealing accounts from those currently involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is an eye-opening insight into the shadowy world of the SEALs.

About the Author

Mir Bahmanyar received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Subsequently, he joined the US Army, serving with the 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a machine-gunner and training non-commissioned officer. Mir also created a website chronicling the history of the American Ranger. He is a feature film producer and screenwriter and has recently completed the film Soldier of God ( He lives in Los Angeles.Chris Osman is an ex-Navy SEAL. He currently utilizes his military experience in the running of Tactical Assault Gear (his company). He spent 11 years in the military. He is experienced in weapons, demolition, diving and CQB. He has the Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V, two Navy Achievement Medals and two Combat Action Ribbons. The author lives in California.

Praise For…

"Mir Bahmanyar has done it again, but this time with former Navy SEAL, Chris Osman. Cowritten by the author of Shadow Warriors: A History of the US Army Rangers, SEALs provides a comprehensive look into the Navy's elite special operations force... We highly recommend SEALs to anyone interested in learning more about the Navy's elite. The book is endorsed by a number of well known special operators..." - (January 2009)

"In their 25 years of existence the U.S. Navy SEALs have become famous for unconventional tactics, daring missions, and crucial battles around the world - and have developed world-famous training techniques. This celebrates their strategies, chronicles their missions, and uses first-hand accounts of Seals experiences along with over 200 previously unpublished photos. Any military or naval library must have this celebration." -California Bookwatch (January 2009)

"SEALs provides eye-opening insight into the world of Navy SEALs. Bahmanyar and Osman reveal this dangerous and mysterious world using the words of the men themselves, and unique and exciting photos bring the story to life." (December 2008)

"For those readers looking to become SEALs I suggest you read this book cover to cover and then read it again…. For those readers just wanting to gain knowledge and an understanding about the SEALs and the SEAL community there is no other book you need to read.”--Marcus Lutrell, author of Love Survivor

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846032264
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 21st, 2008
Pages: 256