By Patrick Robinson In the sixty years following the end of World War II, the United States military went from a vast force of towering heroes, almost to a ghost force. As the decades passed and even brutal conflicts like Korea and Vietnam began to fade into memory, the American public, in common with that [...]
By Patrick Robinson May 7th, 2011 When Navy SEAL Team 6 stormed into Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan a week ago, that was not just a fighting force. That was the most elite fighting force in all the world. It’s harder to become a Navy SEAL than it is to enter Harvard Law School. [...]
The recent assassination of Osama bin Laden, perhaps the greatest criminal mind since Adolf Hitler, is mired by obfuscation, and downright deviousness, if you ask me. If the Navy SEALs fought their way into bin Laden’s “palace” and mowed down four of the most dangerous terrorists in Pakistan, I obviously salute them. However, whether or not they shot the mastermind behind 9-11 remains highly suspect.
There was a time when the pirates and sea-going brigands of Somalia were very wary about attacking US ships – because President George W Bush glowering in the Oval Office would have ordered serious retribution at the drop of a spear. They were also wary of the Russians, who grabbed a bunch of them and [...]
I have been reading with growing consternation reports of the forthcoming court martial of the three US Navy SEALs who captured Ahmed Hashim Abed, believed by the US military to be one of the most dangerous and vicious jihadists currently operating in Iraq.
The Liberals, with their usual depth of stupendous misunderstanding, stood up and cheered. While anyone who knew anything, especially the supreme professionals in the US security forces, stood there aghast – Huh ? You’re gonna do what!
The budget requests 237 million dollars for the acquisition of the Thomson prison in Illinois, where the administration plans to hold dozens of men transferred from Guantanamo Bay.
By Patrick Robinson, co-author, Lone Survivor In the beginning, it was a long series of novels I had already written, involving the SEALs, which caused the United States Navy to choose me to ghost-write the story of Marcus Luttrell. I suppose they assumed I would not have to ask him a series of ridiculous questions [...]