The Red Circle by Brandon Webb
My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

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If you enjoy fast-paced, exciting, gritty, military books, give The Red Circle a read. I think you will enjoy it!
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The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF.

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.

From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military.

Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.

 

About Brandon Webb

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Brandon Webb is the editor-in-chief of SOFREP.com and a former U.S. Navy SEAL who served combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. President George W. Bush awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to Webb and his SEAL platoon following their deployment to Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. After his final combat deployment, he was Course Manager for the U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper program, arguably the most difficult sniper courses in the world. The author of the bestselling memoir The Red Circle, Webb has appeared in the New York Times and on ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and other outlets. Jack Murphy is the managing editor of SOFREP.com and a former U.S. Army Ranger with multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an eight-year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Acting as senior trainers and advisers to an Iraqi SWAT team, his Special Forces soldiers conducted Direct Action and other missions across Northern Iraq. Having left the military in 2010, he now studies political science at Columbia University.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 401 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by Jeanette Steele on Apr 07 2012

The first-person narrative and casual tone of the book give the sense that Webb is telling these stories around the campfire...“Red Circle” is an interesting and an easy read — and you can say a lot worse about a military memoir.

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Army Times

Below average
Reviewed by J. Huffman on May 24 2012

Webb’s style has charm but often little insight: One SEAL is “a good guy,” another “an amazing guy,” one “a very solid guy” and another “an amazing, down-to-earth guy.”

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Reviewed by David Spell on May 12 2012

If you enjoy fast-paced, exciting, gritty, military books, give The Red Circle a read. I think you will enjoy it!

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