U.S. Navy SEALs

U.S. Navy SEALs

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by Hans Halberstadt
     
 

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Updated and expanded to include activities and operations in Afghanistan as well as:
• The Osama bin Laden mission
• SEALs at war
• Counter-piracy ops
• Weapons and equipment

The U.S. Navy SEALs—named for the three environments from which they operate (SEa, Air, Land)—derived from the Underwater Demolition Teams

Overview

Updated and expanded to include activities and operations in Afghanistan as well as:
• The Osama bin Laden mission
• SEALs at war
• Counter-piracy ops
• Weapons and equipment

The U.S. Navy SEALs—named for the three environments from which they operate (SEa, Air, Land)—derived from the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) and other specialized units created during World War II. During the Korean War, UDTs operated as part of the Pacific Fleet and conducted such perilous missions as demolitions, reconnaissance, and hydrographic surveys while dodging water-based mines and enduring frigid water temperatures.

Today’s Navy SEALs have incredibly advanced mission capabilities compared to their predecessors, but the character and drive it takes to become a SEAL remain the same. To join the ranks of these brave, unconventional warriors, one must go through months of deliberately brutal training designed to break down the weak and leave only the strongest, most capable men. That is just to qualify for an additional training period, eventually leading to the moment when the coveted gold “Budweiser” is pinned to his chest.

This revised and expanded edition of U.S. Navy SEALs contains more than 100 color photos of today’s Navy SEALs, including six months of BUD/S where trainees are pushed to their limits and real missions where the old SEAL saying—“The only easy day was yesterday”—is proven time and time again.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Military Trader, May 2006 (circ.: 7,000)

“Hans Halberstadt has written extensively on U.S. special operations forces. A talented photographer, he took most of the photos in this book. U.S. Navy SEALs is a good overview of the Navy’s special operations branch. It is a particularly good source of information on the organizations current-day training and equipment.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760343012
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
01/23/2012
Series:
Military Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition, Updated and Expanded
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,127,520
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
Military Trader, May 2006 (circ.: 7,000)

“Hans Halberstadt has written extensively on U.S. special operations forces. A talented photographer, he took most of the photos in this book. U.S. Navy SEALs is a good overview of the Navy’s special operations branch. It is a particularly good source of information on the organizations current-day training and equipment.”  

Meet the Author

Hans Halberstadt studied documentary film in college and later took up writing, authoring or co-authoring more than fifty books. Most of his books have been on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces, armor, and artillery. He has also written extensively about farming and railroads. Halberstadt served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam. He and his wife, April, live in San Jose, California.

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U. S. Navy SEALs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I hope to become a Navy SEAL myself someday and this book has really given me a new understanding of the men that risk their lives everyday to defend our freedom. If you are interested in the U.S. Navy SEALS or the military in general I would recomend this book to you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, I highly recomend it!!! I've had it for 2 years and so far it has answered every question I have had about the SEALs. Great book, good bye, good night.
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