Sheriff of Ramadi: Navy SEALs and the Winning of al-Anbar

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In this ground-breaking book, best-selling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq's al-Anbar Province between 2005 and 2007. When he began his research, the author thought he would be writing about the SEALs' courage in the face of a losing cause. Instead, he discovered a startling success story whose importance has gone unrecognized in the war against al-Qaeda. Couch argues that the lessons of Ramadi, with SEALs fighting ...
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In this ground-breaking book, best-selling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq's al-Anbar Province between 2005 and 2007. When he began his research, the author thought he would be writing about the SEALs' courage in the face of a losing cause. Instead, he discovered a startling success story whose importance has gone unrecognized in the war against al-Qaeda. Couch argues that the lessons of Ramadi, with SEALs fighting alongside regular forces in an urban war zone, call for using this strategy more widely.

One of the most significant military engagements in the global war against terrorism since 9/11 and the most sustained and vicious engagement ever fought by SEALs, the Battle of Ramadi demonstrates both their code of brotherhood and ability to adapt in an urban battle space, which Couch identifies as the keys to the SEALs' success on the battlefield. The story of PO2 Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the battle, is a compelling example of their extraordinary brotherhood. First published in hardcover in 2008, the book is now available in paperback for the first time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781591141471
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 251
  • Sales rank: 672,122
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Dick Couch, a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy, served with the Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams. While a platoon leader with SEAL Team One, he led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War. Later, he served as a Maritime Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. A resident of Ketchum, ID, he is the award-winning author of dozens of books, including Chosen Soldier and A Tactical Ethic, and is a regular TV and radio news analyst.
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  • Posted April 15, 2009

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    Not what I expected

    I must say I was disappointed with this book. I expected an account of combat in Ramadi and this book does not deliver on that point. It does detail HOW the fight was done and how the fight was successful and is well written adn researched in this respect.

    However if you are looking for a account on the combat I urge you to look eslewhere.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    BEST BOOK EVER

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