Adm. William H. McRaven's "Sea Stories" is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages. Action-packed, inspiring and full of thrilling stories from life in the special operations world, "Sea Stories" is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.
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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.
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.
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.
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.''
Retired Navy Admiral and former U.S. special operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticising President Donald Trump, though he said on May 22 that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief. McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has taken on Trump on more than one occasion, laying into the president in 2017 for calling the press the "enemy of the people."
U.S. Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, had to ask their sniper to lie down next to dead terrorist leader's body in order to confirm his identity because all they knew about their target was that he was "very tall," Fox Business reported. Speaking in an interview, retired U.S. Adm. William McRaven, who was responsible for the operation, disclosed some details of the 2011 raid.
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