I've been reading again. Here are some of my thoughts and reviews:
- The amount of dedication and commitment required by SEALs is amazing. They are often away from family and friends for LONG periods of time with little or no contact. And their time training and honing their skills is insane. For those two reasons, I could NEVER be a SEAL, and I could NEVER be related to one. BUT I respect them and think of them as heroes.
- I didn't think this book was political at all. It also was not egotistical or self-aggrandizing. It has been accused of both. I felt this book was really just Mark's perspective, and it could apply to many SEALs.
I'm glad I read this unusual (for me) genre. But I will warn those who want to read it: there is some foul language. Actually, I was surprised that there wasn't more offensive language than there is in the book. These are hardened soldiers who don't have the same commitment to clean language and other values that I have been raised with and consider important.