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  • Author:
    Dick Couch
  • ISBN:
    1400081009
  • ISBN13:
    978-1400081004
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  • Publisher:
    Crown; First Edition edition (July 19, 2005)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
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    Politics & Government
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Down Range puts the reader in the SEAL squad file, in the action

Down Range puts the reader in the SEAL squad file, in the action. It is the unique and personal story of the warriors who go in harm’s way in the global war on terror. We associate the Navy’s special forces with maritime operations, but in the war against terrorists they have been almost everywhere-from the high mountains of Afghanistan blowing up Taliban ordnance to the streets of Mosul hunting down former Baathists and al-Qaedists.

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In Down Range, author Dick Couch, himself a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, uses his . Here for the first time is a SEAL insider’s battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism.

Couch creates a pulse-pounding, detailed narrative of the definitive engagements of this war, while painting an unusually intimate portrait of these warriors in the field. Down range is what SEALs in Afghanistan and Iraq call their area of operations.

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The Navy Seals taking the fight to the terrorists on land, sea and in the air. Some great stuff: First time American . Dick Couch immerses himself in the SEAL culture once again. Some great stuff: First time American and German forces worked together on the same team - ever, first guys into Afghanistan after 9/11, the capture of a high ranking Al-Queda leader, lots more. A very revealing view of the enemy down the gunsight of the Seals' M4 weapon. A straight foward, non bravado telling of the elite naval commandos and their first journey inland into the harsh mountains of Afghanistan.

4 Dick Couch, Down Range: Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism. Navy SEALs have become increasingly popular in the media in recent years, as well. They have been the object of many movies, television shows, video games, and fiction novels. New York: Crown Publishers, 2005), 3. beaches of Normandy in the D-day invasion to clear obstacles preventing American armor from reaching the beach. In movies and TV shows, SEALs perform nearly impossible tasks.

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Dick Couch – Author of several books on SEALs including The Warrior Elite: Forging of SEAL Class 228, The Finishing School, and Down Range: Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism. Couch is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (Class of 1967) and BUD/S class 45 (1969). Cade Courtley – Actor, contestant on the reality series Combat Missions, and host of Spike's Surviving Disaster.

In America’s battle against al-Qaeda and their allies, the goal of the Navy SEALs is to be the best guns in the fight—stealthy, effective, professional, and lethal. Here for the first time is a SEAL insider’s battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism. “Down range” is what SEALs in Afghanistan and Iraq call their area of operations. In this new mode of warfare, “down range” can refer to anything from tracking roving bands of al-Qaeda on a remote mountain trail in Afghanistan to taking down an armed compound in Tikrit and rousting holdouts from Saddam Hussein’s regime. It could mean interdicting insurgents smuggling car-bomb explosives over the Iraqi-Syrian border or silently boarding a freighter on the high seas at night to enforce an embargo. In other words, “down range” could be anywhere, anytime, under any conditions. In Down Range, author Dick Couch, himself a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, uses his unprecedented access to bring the reader firsthand accounts from the warriors in combat during key missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Couch creates a pulse-pounding, detailed narrative of the definitive engagements of this war, while painting an unusually intimate portrait of these warriors in the field. The performance of the SEALs in difficult, changing environments—in the heat of the Afghan desert, in the snow-packed Hindu Kush, on the high seas, and in the urban chaos of Baghdad—has been nothing short of extraordinary. The SEALs, coordinating with other American forces, the CIA, and foreign special operations units like the Polish GROM, have once more shown their genius for improvisation and capacity for courageous action in leading the fight against this new and vicious enemy. The first battle history of its kind, Down Range is a riveting close-up of some of America’s finest warriors in action against a deadly foe. Also available as an eBook

Ral
Dick seems to be living off his reputation from Warrior Elite. That book was tightly written, well edited, and felt like it came from the heart. This book, like his sequal to Warrior Elite, seems like a bit of a rush job. The topic is certainly interesting and relevant, but the writing lacks depth and color. The wording tends to be repetive and while most stories are entertaining, I didn't feel the same level of emotion from the author as W-E. This is not to take anything against the men on the front-line that put their lives on the line for us. The book just doesn' quite do their work justice. It could have used better editing as it reads more like a good rough draft. I would have rated the book lower then 3 stars if it was just on the writing, but I notched it up for the story line.
Stanober
Really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. This is a close up look at what world looks like from the eyes of some of the best and brightest warriors on the planet. If you have any interest in this subject I recommend this book.
Opithris
Some good interviews and lots of info about structure and how these guys operate. A few stories, but fairly tame stuff. Gets pretty speculative and philosophical toward the end. Interesting to read Dick Couch's thoughts about getting Bin Laden (this was before we actually got him) in retrospect. Good for guys who want to know a little more about the culture and the nuts and bolts of some of the operations.
Kison
Dick Couch gas dine a great job not just relating or repeating exciting SOF missions; but has taken us behind the scenes as it were in to the heart, mind, rules, and continuing adaptation of warfare that Seals are the best at.
Thabel
Great book. Exciting [true] war stories with all the realities Hollywood glosses over or ignores. Best of all it tells what SEALS are really made of, their journey in training, and their values. Must reading for the many American males who chose to never enter the military
Tygokasa
Anyone wanting to read this book should absolutely read Warrior Elite & The Finishing School before reading this. I have seen several reviews speaking poorly of the author because he doesn't reveal some kind of classified information in this book. There are two main reasons this type of criticism should never be written. The first is that revealing classified information will get you a very quick trip to federal prison. The second and to me more important reason is that he is writing a book about some of the most elite and greatest warriors the world has ever known. To reveal any classified or sensitive information could & probably would put these great warriors at greater risk than they are already in. To do so is not only irresponsible but outright cruel to these great warriors and there families who pray for there safe return. This book is a great read though.
Hilarious Kangaroo
Excellent reading. Added to my private library and would recommend to others in the brotherhood
While I have respect for Couch and his first excellent book on BUDS,the latest book "Down Range : Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism" is full of filler and continues to recycle material from his last 2 books. "Down Range : Navy SEALs..." and has little in the way of action or anything new and interesting - save your money.

I still recommend Couch's excellent first book, "The Warrior Elite : The Forging of Seal Class 228" as well as a new book by Reid "Suffer in Silence" a novel about BUDs (has it's flaws, but is gripping unlike the latest Couch book).