Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver talks about training the men who become Navy SEALs—which he calls the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior takes readers inside his personal story and the demanding SEAL training program he now oversees. 


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Keira from Manhattan

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Honestly, what a puff interview. I am not suggesting in any way that Mr. Denver is responsible for the sexual assault of women in the military, but my point is simply that with all that is going on right now in the US military, the questions could have been a little more probing then the softballs lobbed Mr. Denver's way.

Mar. 14 2013 01:42 AM

I'm laughing gently as I listen to your SEAL guest describe how the SEALs are eager to welcome women into their ranks one day. One of my progeny went through Coronado, and from what I saw and heard, I'm sure the brotherhood are confident that no woman will ever make it through BUDs. And I think that's probably exactly how it should be, by the way. SEALs are unlike anyone else in the military and ought to be protected. But I love the PR suggesting that women will be welcomed!

Mar. 13 2013 12:57 PM

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