The only easy day was yesterday.
~ Navy SEALs motto
No Easy Day by Mark Owen (a pen name) is a first-person account told by one of the Navy SEALs who executed the Osama bin Laden mission on May 1, 2011. Although the book is close to 300 pages long, the story flies by.
Without disclosing sensitive information, Owen describes the unfolding of the mission in riveting detail. There are also many absorbing details about the daily life and inner workings of these elite warriors, their camaraderie, their professionalism, and their dedication.
No Easy Day is a glimpse into the operations of the special warfare teams that set themselves between America and her enemies. Reading this book reminded me to be grateful yet again that we have such men standing in the breach for us during such perilous times.