Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, by John David Mann, Brandon Webb

By John David Mann, Brandon Webb

Now from Brandon Webb, military SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling writer, comes his own account of the 8 buddies and fellow SEALs who made the last word sacrifice.

“Knowing those nice men—who they have been, how they lived, and what they stood for—has replaced my existence. We can’t allow them to be forgotten. So examine those impressive males, proportion their tales, and research from them as i've got. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s have fun their lives.”—Brandon Webb

As a army SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the pinnacle of the world’s such a lot elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing education and strive against missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. among the finest of the simplest, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper education application as direction supervisor, teaching a brand new iteration of the world’s most sensible snipers. alongside the best way, Webb served beside, proficient, and supported males he got here to understand not only as fellow warriors, yet as neighbors and, finally, as heroes. Among Heroes supplies his own account of those 8 notable SEALs, who gave occupied with their comrades—and their country.

Here are the real tales at the back of the amazing valor and abiding humanity of these “sheepdogs” (as they name themselves) who defend us from the wolves of the area. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished at the Lone Survivor venture in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who have been one of the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s ally for greater than a decade, killed whereas supporting safe the winning rescue and extraction of yankee CIA and country division diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September eleven, 2012; and different shut pals, classmates, and fellow warriors.

In Among Heroes, Webb deals 8 intensely own profiles of unusual courage—who those males have been, what they stood for, and the way they got here to make the last word sacrifice. those are males who left at the back of powerfully instructive examples of what it capability to be alive—and what it actually capacity to be a hero.

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31 In 1948 two more national institutes were added to NIH, for heart disease and dental research; and in 1951 another three were created. 32 This growth foreshadowed the vast expansion, especially in extramural programs, that would take place after 1956. NIH nevertheless emerged as the separate research organization that the medical community had originally wanted, with the ironic difference that proximity to the political process, rather than insulation from it, now appeared to be its greatest asset.

13 For long, however, official Air Force research remained stifled within the command structure without an adequate organization or budget. Extramural research consequently consisted solely of the continuation of wartime projects by various Air Force bureaus. In 1949-50 the Air Force had $14 million in contracts with about fifty-five universities. Just ten of those institutions received 70 percent of those funds. 14 Besides being concentrated at a few large laboratories, the Army and Air Force almost exclusively supported applied research, closely related to the development and improvement of materiel.

What Bush failed to appreciate was that federal support for university research inevitably involved another authority structure—that comprising the responsibility of elected officials for the use of public funds. Budget Director Harold Smith explained the imperatives of this system in his testimony at the Senate hearings: an agency which is to control the spending of public funds in a great national program must be part of the regular machinery of government. If the government is to support scientific research, it should do so through its own responsible agency .

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