Owen, Mark, and Kevin Maurer. No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal : the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden. , 2012. Print.
No Easy Day
Written by: Mark Owen
Reviewed by: Stephen Hipple
Recommended Audience: People with Military Interests
No Easy Day is an Auto-Biography of a Navy Seal, Mark Owen, that took part in the Mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Growing up in Alaska, Owen had always wanted to be a Seal. His parents had been very against it. Owen would eventually fulfill his dream and protect his country from all evil that dared to enter our way. Having joined the seals nearly 12 years ago, Owen was deployed right after the Twin Towers had been attacked, and it’s a bumpy ride from there.
Mark Owen had been back and forth from home to the Middle-East, and whenever he was home he’d be training and practicing room-clearing tactics. He was apart of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU). As a person of his degree in the military, he was always in the action, but as the years progressed on, the rules for the Seals on their missions grew strict, like they had to have reasons for killing people on enemy territory, just politically correct things that drove them crazy.
While he was home from deployment, he received word that they had found UBL (Osama) and that they were 100% sure that they’d found him this time. The Seals did not know how to react, they were all super quiet. The thing is they had to treat it like any other mission that they had been on before otherwise they’d over think it. They just had to let the instincts of what they learned over the years kick in. This was the moment that they had all been working and waiting for. There is a lot more to the book, it’s just difficult to summarize because they have a very repetitive job.
Interview of Mark Owen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrLFuicoNtk
Preview for Seal Team 6 Movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2095605/