The Operator

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A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account of SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring 400-mission career. O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. The Operator describes the nonstop action of O’Neill’s deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evoking the black humour of years-long combat, and reveals firsthand details of the most discussed anti-terrorist operation in military history.