One Perfect Op: An Insider's Account of the Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams

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America’s most elite commando unit, the US Navy SEAL Team Six pulled off one of the most remarkable covert operations in military history when they infiltrated the secret hideout of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in the dead of night and killed the hated terrorist mastermind. Dennis Chalker was an original “plankowner” (founding member) of SEAL Team Six, and in One Perfect Op, he takes readers deep inside the remarkable world of America’s Special Forces operatives. With an introduction by Richard Marcinko of Rogue Warrior fame, One Perfect Op describes, step by breathtaking step, one extraordinary SEALs mission, shedding fascinating new light on the training, the planning, the courage and the skill of these exceptional warriors.

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Dennis Chalker says "the greatest challenge offered by the U.S. military [is] to become a Navy SEAL." A former SEAL himself, Chalker tells of his life and times in one of the military's most elite units. Much of One Perfect Op describes the extensive training each SEAL goes through, not only to become a SEAL but to remain one: "Our training had been hard and dangerous for a reason: you train as you fight." And the training certainly was hazardous--Chalker describes how one of his teammates was killed during an exercise. About half the book goes by before Chalker sees his first real combat, during the invasion of Grenada in 1983. His unit was tasked with protecting the island's governor. He also saw action in Panama and on a number of other operations, though he often leaves out the names of places and dates because these remain classified. His career was certainly varied. He was once part of "Red Cell," a special SEAL team whose job was to play the part of terrorists and test the security of naval facilities. At another point, he stormed a hostile beach to help a family escape. His equipment included all the standard SEAL hardware--guns, night-vision goggles, etc.--as well as a baby carrier and pacifier. Richard Marcinko writes the introduction (Chalker served under him), and his fans will easily become Chalker's fans as well. --John Miller

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A true and intimate portrait of the warriors on the front lines of the most devastating conflict of our age—a spellbinding look at the detailed inner workings of the U.S. Navy SEALs.

In the mid-1970s, Dennis Chalker volunteered to be a candidate for “the Teams”—elite Naval Special Forces units known for their unorthodox approaches to warfare and their ability to strike any target, no matter how heavily guarded or impossible to reach. After enduring the most rigorous selection process ever devised, he was personally chosen by “Rogue Warrior” Richard Marcinko for a leadership role in Red Cell. Together they would push special operations warfare to a level it had never achieved before. In stunning detail, Chalker now describes previously classified operations in America’s war on global terrorism. And at the center of his riveting, astonishingly honest account is one remarkable covert mission: a “perfect op” in which the objective was masterfully achieved without any evidence left behind to indicate that the SEALs were even there.

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