Adm. William McRaven oversaw the covert special operations team that stormed a compound in Pakistan in 2011 and killed Osama bin Laden. Now, the Navy veteran chronicles his 37-year military career in a new book, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations." Adm. McRaven talks to Judy Woodruff about his adventurous spirit, the one thing Navy SEALS must do to survive training and the value of NATO.
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Chance Seales from The Why sits down with retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven to talk about his life, the capture of Saddam Hussein and millennials.
William McRaven has seen some of the darkest aspects of humanity but remains optimistic about the future and especially about the much-maligned millennial generation. "The good I have seen far outweighs the evil. So if you have any worries, if you have any worries about the current state of affairs, if you worry about where we're going as a nation, if you worry about what's going to happen as a world, we have great men and women who are coming up behind us," McRaven said Friday.
Chance Seales from "The Why" on Newsy sits down with retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven to talk about Iran and foreign policy.
The Houston Chronicle's Chris Gray takes a deep dive into Sea Stories, the memoir of Adm. William McRaven — and finds him to be a fantastic storyteller.
Adm. William McRaven tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty his kids were the ones who encouraged him to share these stories. McRaven also discusses his role in the bin Laden raid, his encounters with Hussein after his capture, and how missions like those informed his later experiences in higher education.
"As a team of U.S. Navy Seals prepared to take down the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, Adm. William McRaven had some frank words for his troops. "While recalling that raid during an interview on 'Fox & Friends,' McRaven said he treated the raid like 'any other mission.' 'What I told the guys was, 'look, it is going to be easy to get overcome by the moment but just do your job.''
Reuters interviews Adm. William H. McRaven, who was involved in some of the U.S. military's most delicate missions, from the daring rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips in the pirate-infested waters of Somalia to the midnight raid that killed Osama bin Laden, an operation he led while running the U.S. Special Operations Command. McRaven retired in 2014.
The retired Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw Saddam's capture and bin Laden's killing has no regrets about taking on Trump
Retired Navy admiral and former U.S. special operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticizing President Donald Trump, though he said on Wednesday that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief.
Retired Adm. William McRaven said May 23 that anyone convicted of a war crime should not receive a pardon from President Trump. "We are a nation of laws. And one of the laws that the military always follows is the law of armed conflict. So if someone has been found guilty of violating the law of armed conflict and committing a war crime, I think it is a very, very slippery slope if we start pardoning individuals like that," McRaven said in an appearance on CNN.
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