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Media Mention May 21, 2019

Adm. William McRaven: ‘In spite of all I’ve seen, I have great hope for the future’

Retired United States Navy Adm. William McRaven joins Nicolle Wallace to discuss the issues facing those serving in the military under Trump, what he thinks of former Defense Secretary Mattis’ resignation, and his new book

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Media Mention May 21, 2019

Retired Navy SEAL who oversaw the 2011 Osama bin Laden raid says Trump 'needs to be very careful' about pardoning service members accused of war crimes

Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, said President Donald Trump "needs to be very careful" about presidential pardons for US service members accused of war crimes.

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Media Mention May 20, 2019

Adm. William McRaven cautions Trump on prospective pardons

Retired four-star Navy Adm. William McRaven, one of America's most decorated military leaders, on May 20 cautioned President Donald Trump upon the news that the president is signaling that he's looking to pardon soldiers accused or convicted of war crimes.

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Media Mention May 20, 2019

Anyone who calls millennials 'soft' has never seen them fight in Afghanistan, says the Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw the bin Laden raid

For many people, millennials are seen as super-entitled, self-involved, over-sensitive snowflakes who don't have the brains or brawn to, among other noble callings, serve as the next great generation of American warfighters. Retired Navy Adm. William H. McRaven is here to tell you that you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Media Mention May 20, 2019

Retired Adm. William McRaven on Osama bin Laden raid, 'fabulous' millennial generation

America’s Special Operations Forces are usually top secret, but a new book sheds light on some of their most daring missions. Retired Four Star Navy Adm. William McRaven is one of the most decorated military leaders who oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that led to the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. McRaven joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations."

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Media Mention May 20, 2019

Retired admiral who led raid that killed bin Laden cautions Trump on pardoning servicemen

The admiral who led the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden cautioned President Trump May 20 about pardoning members of the military accused or convicted of war crimes.

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Media Mention May 17, 2019

What threatens democracy? Navy SEAL warns of Trump's attacks on U.S. institutions

Once the longest-serving Navy SEAL on active duty, Adm. William McRaven played a key role in thousands of dangerous missions abroad, including commanding the one that cost Osama bin Laden his life. McRaven, who is retired, warns that the greatest threat to American democracy he's seen during his decades in national security comes not from a rogue regime or a terrorist group but from the caustic rhetoric of President Donald Trump.

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Media Mention May 14, 2019

Who's legally responsible for prison and jail suicides?

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch weighed in with Pacific Standard about the obligations that jails and prisons have to watch over and take care of their prisoners. 

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Media Mention May 13, 2019

A sea dog recalls heroic SEALS actions and his role in them

In the opening of William H. McRaven’s book, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations," the retired four-star admiral who served as the commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces offers a classical definition of sea stories: 'Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning home from a long voyage; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and intentions.' Adm. McRaven doesn’t need to embellish his dramatic 37-year Navy SEAL career, nor does he necessarily brag, as he shares credit with his team mates and superior officers for the successes of the historical missions he recounts in the book.

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Media Mention May 12, 2019

Life lessons and war stories from Admiral William H. McRaven

CBS Sunday Morning profiled Adm. William McRaven in a piece called "Measure of a Man." McRaven shared parts of his story — as a Navy SEAL, a high school athlete, an admiral commanding the raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden, a national security adviser to President Obama, and the 2014 commencement speaker at The University of Texas at Austin. The piece also talked about McRaven's new memoir, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

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Adm. William McRaven in a screen shot from his profile on CBS "Sunday Morning."

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