What does a Froggy look like on the top rope? Kind of like this.
If you want to know what happens during classified SEAL operations, then nut up and join the fight yourself. You should be satisfied that you are being protected and served by exceptional men who are entitled to your respect if not your gratitude. You are not owed the inside scoop on how we do our business. Rest assured our activities receive oversight from your elected representatives, our chain of command, and most importantly the integrity of the vast majority of the operators. We are not gladiators in the arena to entertain you, and by supporting works like this you are helping to validate a very ugly aberration of our most closely held beliefs.
Here’s the thing. Should Mark Bissonette have submitted the book for review? Sure.
But Navy Special Warfare and the rest of the DoD can hardly be surprised that suddenly some folks want to write books. In fact, if you look at the genre on Amazon, you’ll find dozens of books written by members of the special warfare community. That’s to say nothing of the enormous emphasis the Navy places on the SEALs in its advertising, and its cooperation in making the (excellent) movie Act of Valor. And given the current administrations efforts to claim the fruits of the SEALs labors, it is hardly surprising that someone is pushing back.
Good idea? Maybe not. But please spare me the selective outrage.