The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

By Brandon Webb, John David Mann

The pink Circle: My existence within the army SEAL Sniper Corps and the way I knowledgeable America's Deadliest Marksmen

"If you need to be aware of what makes up the DNA of a military SEAL and feature a behind-the-scenes examine the simplest sniper application on the planet, then 'hold 1 correct for wind' and browse The purple Circle."-Chris Kyle, SEAL workforce 3 leader and bestselling writer of American Sniper

Brandon Webb's stories within the world's so much elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of educating in Naval distinctive Operations to his wrestle excursions within the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The pink Circle provides a unprecedented and riveting examine the internal workings of the U.S. army in the course of the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

"Impressive and well-written...The pink Circle is a brilliant book."-Howard E. Wasdin, military SEAL and bestselling writer of SEAL workforce Six

Yet it truly is Webb's distinctive moment occupation as a lead teacher for the shadowy "sniper telephone" and direction supervisor of the military SEAL Sniper software that expert a few of America's most interesting and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his tale so compelling. From his days as a scholar facing the sniper path to his hair-raising shut calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces within the northern Afghanistan to his bright account of designing new sniper criteria and coaching essentially the most comprehensive snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb finds how the specified Operations warriors on the leading edge of present day army are forged.

"A recounting of the hellish psychological and actual checks required to earn a SEAL's trident pin."-San Diego Union-Tribune

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It's designed to push you mentally to the threshold, time and again, until eventually you're hardened and ready to tackle any job with self assurance, whatever the odds—or until eventually you holiday. i used to be now not approximately to damage. My physique at this aspect used to be nowhere close to as conditioned because it might turn into within the months and years forward, yet mentally, i used to be prepared for whatever. That was once the single cause I survived that hour at the seashore. That was once the one cause I made it via BUD/S. humans have requested if I ever thought of quitting throughout the SEAL education, if I ever had a type of dark-night-of-the-soul moments you pay attention approximately, these moments of piercing doubt and anguished uncertainty.

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Thursday evening we did an workout they known as around the international. each one boat group paddled its boat out a few 20 miles to a checkpoint after which again. It took approximately 8 hours and used to be all performed, in fact, at evening. We ran out into the surf, sporting that damned boat on our heads, then heaved it into the water, clambered in, and commenced paddling like loopy. Hours later, we have been nonetheless paddling. I regarded round and discovered that everybody used to be falling asleep. I whacked a number of men with my paddle and hissed, “Hey!

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We anchored the Agio in a cove and took a small boat ashore. the life-style of the folk we encountered was once either striking and hilarious to me: They lived in really primitive, thatched-roof huts—and drove brand-new Toyota four-wheel drives, sponsored by way of the French govt. On Hiva Oa I met a woman i'm going to always remember. I by no means knew her identify; there has been a whole language barrier among us. in some way, although, we simply clicked. We took lengthy walks in the course of the so much beautiful tropical surroundings, earlier the main striking waterfalls, and as attractive as the environment have been, she used to be much more so.

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