Dick Couch

1 Into the Fire

Author : Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  <b>Tensions flare in Northwest Asia and Op-Center races to prevent World War III in this chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller from the authors of the <i>USA Today</i> bestseller <i>Out of the Ashes</i>.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>When a team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion that could shake the balance of world powers. Meanwhile, a U.S. naval combat ship, the USS <i>Milwaukee</i>, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise off the shore of South Korea, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured. The crew takes refuge on a tiny island, trapped dangerously between the grounded ship and a fleet of hostile North Korean soldiers. <br /><br />Op-Center intelligence discovers a secret alliance behind the attack--a pact between China and North Korea that guarantees China total control of a vast oil reserve found beneath the Yellow Sea. As both sides marshal their forces for a major confrontation at sea, Chase Williams and his Op-Center organization devise a plan to secretly spirit the American crew from the island and out from under North Korean control. But the North Koreans are not finished. In a desperate gamble, they unleash a terrorist cell on the American homeland. Only Op-Center can uncover their plan and stop it in time to prevent a major catastrophe that could lead to all-out war.

2 The Warrior Elite

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs  Politics & Current Events  Public Administration 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2001-10-30
Description :  With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military <br />training in the world.<br /><br />What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

3 Out of the Ashes

Author : Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-05-20
Description :  <b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors of Tom Clancy's ACT OF VALOR and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger.<br /><br />But when terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country leaving men, women and children dead or mutilated, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center-an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high tech crises of the 21st Century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi Prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the America homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?

4 Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

Author : Dick Couch & George Galdorisi
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-01-10
Description :  <b>The Navy SEALs have been fighting terrorists around the world for over a decade. And for all that time, the Bandito Platoon SEALS from SEAL Team Seven have been on continuous combat rotation. Now they have drawn a shipboard assignment off Central America—an easy day. </b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>But for a Navy SEAL, the only easy day was yesterday.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In a powerful story of global anti-terrorism inspired by real life missions, <i>Act of Valor</i> combines stunning combat scenes, up-to-the minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Act of Valor</i> takes you deep into the secretive world of today’s most elite, highly trained group of warriors. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the United States, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitments to country, team, and their families back home.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border—where they engage in an epic firefight with potentially unimaginable consequences for America…<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

5 The Finishing School

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2004-03-09
Description :  <b>In <i>The Finishing School</i>, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch, author of the acclaimed <i>Warrior Elite</i>, follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training</b>.<br /><br />In America’s new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, swiftness, and lethal force. In the constantly shifting war on terror, SEAL units—small in number, flexible, stealthy, and efficient—are more vital than ever to America’s security as they take the battle to an elusive enemy around the globe.<br /><br /> But how are Navy SEALs made? In <i>Warrior Elite</i>, Couch narrated one SEAL class's journey through BUD/S training, the brutal initial course that separates out candidates with the character and stamina necessary to begin training as Navy SEALs. In <i>The Finishing School</i>, Couch follows SEALs into the next levels of training—SEAL Tactical Training—where they master combat skills such as precision shooting, demolitions, secure communications, parachuting, diving, and first aid. From there, the men enter operational platoons, where they subordinate their individual abilities to the mission of the group and train for special operations in specific geographic environments.<br /><br />Never before has a civilian writer been granted such close access to the training of America’s most elite military forces. <i>The Finishing School</i> is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what goes into the making of America’s best warriors.

6 Chosen Soldier

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Politics & Current Events  Public Administration 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2007-03-06
Description :  IN combating terror, America can no longer depend on its conventional military superiority and the use of sophisticated technology. We are fighting guerrilla wars, against insurgents hidden in remote regions, often deep among the local population. In battles such as these, squadrons of billion-dollar bombers and naval fleets mean much less than on-the-ground intelligence and the ability to organize local forces. That’s why, more than ever before, we need men like those of the Army Special Forces—the legendary Green Berets. <br />In Chosen Soldier, Dick Couch—a former Navy SEAL widely admired for his books about SEAL training and operations—offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Army Special Forces warrior. Each year, several thousand enlisted men and several hundred officers volunteer for Special Forces training; less than a quarter of those who apply will complete the course. Chosen Soldier spells out in fascinating detail the arduous regimen these men undergo—the demanding selection process and grueling field exercises, the high-level technical training and intensive language courses, and the simulated battle problems that test everything from how well they gather operational intelligence to their skills at negotiating with volatile, often hostile, local leaders. <br />Green Berets are expected to be deadly in combat, yes, but their responsibilities go far beyond those of other Special Operations fighters; they’re taught to operate in foreign cultures, often behind enemy lines; to recruit, train, and lead local forces; to gather intelligence in hostile territory; to forge bonds across languages and cultures. They must not only be experts in such fields as explosives, communications, engineering, and field medicine, but also be able to teach those skills to others. Each and every Green Beret must function as tactical combat leader, negotiator, teacher, drill sergeant, and diplomat. <br />These tasks require more than just physical prowess; they require a unique mix of character, intelligence, language skills, and—most of all—adaptability. It’s no wonder that the Green Berets’ training regimen is known as the hardest in the world. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the closed world of Army Special Forces training, Dick Couch paints a vivid, intimate portrait of these extraordinary men and the process that forges America’s smartest, most versatile, and most valuable fighting force.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

7 Down Range

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2005-07-19
Description :  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. <br /><br />“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. <br /><br />In <i>Down Range</i>, 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. <br /><br />The first battle history of its kind, <i>Down Range</i> is a riveting close-up of some of America’s finest warriors in action against a deadly foe. <br /><br />Also available as an eBook<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

8 Navy SEALs

Author : Dick Couch & William Doyle
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  The&#xa0;most&#xa0;complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs—from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror—written with the unprecedented cooperation of the&#xa0;Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.<br /><br />Over the last fifty years, a small Navy unit has evolved into the world’s most celebrated fighting force: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Until now, their stories have been sealed in the chambers of operational secrecy—and the brotherhood of SEAL anonymity.&#xa0;Drawing on exclusive interviews with more than 100 former special operators,&#xa0;highly respected retired SEAL Dick Couch and&#xa0;award-winning author&#xa0;Bill Doyle record their stories in&#xa0;Navy Seals&#xa0;and give us the epic chronicle these legendary warriors deserve.<br /><br />Navy Seals&#xa0;charts the SEALs story, from their origins in the daring&#xa0;Naval Combat Demolition Teams, Underwater Demolition Teams, Scouts and Raiders commando units, and OSS Operational Swimmers&#xa0;of WWII to their coming of age in Vietnam and rise to glory in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11.&#xa0;Illustrated with 40-pages of photographs,&#xa0;here are the greatest missions of the world’s most legendary special operators—in their own words.

9 Sua Sponte

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2012-07-03
Description :  <b>Sua Sponte</b><br /><b>Latin for “Of Their Own Accord”</b><br /><b>The 75th Ranger Regiment’s Motto</b><br />&#xa0;<br />Army Rangers are not born. They are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of 250 years of American soldiering. As a fighting force with&#xa0;our nation’s&#xa0;oldest and deepest tradition, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers’s Rangers during the prerevolutionary French and Indian War, through the likes of Francis Marion and John Mosby, to the five active Ranger battalions of the Second World War, and finally, to the four battalions of the current Ranger regiment engaged in modern combat.<br />&#xa0;<br />Granted unprecedented access to the training of this highly restricted component of America’s Special Operations Forces in a time of war, retired Navy captain Dick Couch tells the personal story of the young men who begin this difficult and dangerous journey to become Rangers. Many will try, but only a select few will survive to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. <i>Sua Sponte</i> follows a group of these aspiring young warriors through the crucible that is Ranger training and their preparation for direct-action missions in Afghanistan against America’s enemies, anywhere, any time, and under any conditions.<br /><br />INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

10 Always Faithful, Always Forward

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-06-03
Description :  <b>Established in 1986, the U.S. Special Operations Command was set up to bring the special operational disciplines of all branches of the military under a single, unified command to act on missions involving unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, and direct action…</b><br /><br />The Marine Special Operations Command (“MARSOC”) is the newest component of the military’s shift toward a fully integrated Special Operations Command structure. At first, the Marines were strongly against any Marines serving under anyone other than another Marine.<br /><br />Then 9/11 happened.<br /><br />In the years following, Marine forces found themselves growing more agreeable to inter-branch operational command, finally forming the Marine Special Operations Command in 2006. <i>Always Faithful, Always Forward</i> follows the journey of a class of Marine candidates from their recruitment, through assessment and selection, to their qualification as Marines Special Operators.<br /><br />The assessment, selection, and training regimes are a combination of psychological testing and intense military training as well as being a physical and professional rite of passage. MARSOC Marines must be efficient, agile, independent, and prepared to live hard in the field. They are warriors trained in the full range of military skills, as well as teachers who can train locals to defend their communities and lead them in battle. But above all, they are Marines. Their ability to leverage their numbers by embedding with the locals and to live in remote locations has, in their short history, made them a valuable force and one with great utility in remote reaches of the world.<br /><br />Retired Navy Captain Dick Couch has been given unprecedented access to this new command and to the individual Marines of this exceptional special-operations unit, allowing him to chronicle the history and development of the Marine Special Operations Command and how they find, recruit, and train their special operators.<br /><br />INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

11 By Honor Bound

Author : Tom Norris, Mike Thornton & Dick Couch
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-05-17
Description :  In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor--an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage.<br /><br />Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission, they engaged a vastly superior force. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Mike Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer. This was the first time Tom and Mike had been on a combat mission together. Mike's act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honor has been awarded in a combat action where one recipient received the Medal for saving the life of another.<br /><br />By Honor Bound is the story of Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, two living American heroes who grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission--a mission that would define their lives from that day forward.

12 Covert Action

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2005-08-01
Description :  <b>First there was The Mercenary Option. Now IFOR, the surgical strike team led by former Navy SEAL Garrett Walker, returns in an explosive adventure charged with authenticity and suspense.</b> <br /> <b>COVERT ACTION</b> <br /> Formed by a wealthy industrialist after the terror attacks on American soil, the Intervention Force is a professional strike team called in on missions others can't -- or won't -- undertake. IFOR has already defused a seemingly impenetrable scheme for nuclear annihilation; now they are called into one of the world's hottest zones. In the Zimbabwean province of Tonga, an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has U.S. officials on the alert for bioterrorism. Walker leads his Black Ops team into the heart of danger in the African nation to unhinge the workings of two terrorist kingpins -- the brilliant Russian Pavel Zelinkow and Al Qaeda mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- before a cataclysm is unleashed on an unsuspecting world. <br /> For "hard-as-nails adventure that will keep you riveted to your chair" (Stephen Coonts), delve into the IFOR novels from Dick Couch.

13 Act of Revenge

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-08-05
Description :  <b>What happens when a Navy SEAL comes home from war–with a mission.</b><br /><br /> Garrett Walker is a warrior.&#xa0; For the last decade and a half he’s been continuously at war –combat rotation after combat rotation. &#xa0;He’s a veteran of the close fight.&#xa0; And he’s taken a great many lives.&#xa0; Yet, all that combat and all those deaths were in the service of his country.&#xa0; Now, that’s about to change.<br /><br /> Since their college days, Garrett and his identical twin have been estranged.&#xa0; They were both in love with the same woman, and she chose Garrett’s brother.&#xa0; So Garrett chose the Navy SEALs.&#xa0; Then, following the death of their younger brother, also a Navy SEAL, yet another tragedy strikes the Walker family.&#xa0; The twin is caught in the web of a Russian Mafia organ-theft ring.&#xa0; He was just another business man in Las Vegas on just another business trip.&#xa0; Then drugged and alone, strange men enter his hotel room and crudely remove his kidneys.&#xa0; It’s a rare crime, but one that happens more than is reported.&#xa0; For those in the black-market organ trade, easy pickings right?&#xa0; But they didn’t count of the resiliency of the one twin, nor the rage of the warrior twin.&#xa0; Together, they embark on a mission.&#xa0; Together, they put all the rules aside bring about the ultimate Act of Revenge.<br /><br /> <b>About the Author</b><br /> Dick Couch.&#xa0; Navy SEAL, Combat Veteran, CIA Case Officer, New York Times Best Selling Author–with eighteen books to his credit.&#xa0; During the Global War on Terror, Dick Couch alone has been allowed to embed with the component commands of the US Special Operations Command.&#xa0; Dick Couch alone has tracked the SEALs, Green Berets, Rangers, and Marine Special Operators as they trained for war–and written extensively about this training.&#xa0; Now after eight books of special-operations nonfiction, Act of Revenge marks his return to fiction.

14 The Sheriff of Ramadi

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2013-07-10
Description :  In this ground-breaking book, best-selling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq s al-Anbar Province between 2005 and 2007. When he began his research, the author thought he would be writing about the SEALs courage in the face of a losing cause. Instead, he discovered a startling success story whose importance has gone unrecognized in the war against al-Qaeda. Couch argues that the lessons of Ramadi, with SEALs fighting alongside regular forces in an urban war zone, call for using this strategy more widely. One of the most significant military engagements in the global war against terrorism since 9/11 and the most sustained and vicious engagement ever fought by SEALs, the Battle of Ramadi demonstrates both their code of brotherhood and ability to adapt in an urban battle space, which Couch identifies as the keys to the SEALs success on the battlefield. The story of PO2 Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the battle, is a compelling example of their extraordinary brotherhood. First published in hardcover in 2008, the book is now available in paperback for the first time.

15 Pressure Point

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-05-01
Description :  <b>Delivering "a gripping insider's view of the secret world of nuclear security" (W.E.B. Griffin), Dick Couch's explosive novel poses the chilling and timely question: How safe are America's waterways from terrorist threat?</b> <br /><br /> Riding quietly at her moorings on Puget Sound, the U.S. Navy's deadly weapon -- the Trident submarine -- waits for her return to the sea. But an Arab terrorist known as the Shadow has targeted the USS <i>Michigan</i>, with nearly three hundred nuclear warheads nestled in its missile silos. He intends to take the deadliest weapon of the Cold War and turn it into the deadliest dirty bomb conceivable -- by hijacking the <i>Spokane</i>, flagship of the nation's largest ferry fleet. The nation, caught by surprise, sends a select team of Navy SEALs to stop the Shadow. They are aided by a savvy FBI agent and the ferry's captain, Ross Peck. Unless the U.S. wields its political might to support his terrorist brothers in the Middle East, the Shadow will unleash a radiological holocaust, and a nightmare beyond imagining. . . .

16 JOHN MOODY; NAVY SEAL

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1993-09-01
Description :  John Moody is typical of his breed–only maybe a little more so.&#xa0; He grew up ranch tough on a small cattle spread in Wyoming.&#xa0; A pair of gifted hands and the ability to run precise routes sent him to college on a football scholarship–saving him from a punishing life on the rodeo circuit.&#xa0; In college he played wide-receiver and partied a lot.&#xa0; Now he is a Navy SEAL.&#xa0; A hard calling but then he was hard long before rode broncs, played football, or before he arrived for SEAL training in Coronado.&#xa0; With the Berlin Wall down and the Cold War cooling off, there was little work for this young SEAL lieutenant.&#xa0; So he partied on–until the Kola mission tasking.<br /> In the far reaches of the Northern Military District, a Russian general is trying to keep his underpaid and under-equipped forces intact and battle ready.&#xa0; To do this he is reconfiguring tactical nuclear warheads and selling them on a cash-and-carry basis.&#xa0; And America’s newest adversary, the Islamic extremists, desperately want them–as do militant nations like Iran.&#xa0; The CIA has indications but no proof that this is taking place.&#xa0; The proof America needs is in the hands of a well-placed agent in this same general’s forces.&#xa0; That agent has gone silent.&#xa0; In order to reestablish contact and to document this rogue nuclear auction, a team of Navy SEALs trained in winter warfare is sent secretly into northern Russia–to the frigid Kola Peninsula.&#xa0; And that team is headed by John Moody.&#xa0; In a heartbeat, this freewheeling, party boy is in the middle of a difficult special-operations mission with strategic national significance.<br /><br /> <b>PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS BY DICK COUCH</b><br /> “The complex plot never seems contrived, thanks to the&#xa0;author’s careful attention to the human dimession.”&#xa0;–Publishers Weekley<br /> “A gripping insiders’s view of the secret world of nuclear security, counterterrorism, and post-Cold War international conflict.” –W.E.B. Griffin<br /> “Great entertainment . . . A hard-as-nails action-adventure that&#xa0;will keep you riveted to your chair”&#xa0;–Stephen Coonts<br /> “All-action . . . Clancy-like accuracy . . . He commands comfortably right through to the climactic firefight” –Booklist<br /> “Mr. Couch can tell a story.” –New York Times Book Review<br /><br /> <b>About the Author</b><br /> A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dick Couch served as a Surface Warfare Officer and a Special Warfare Officer. While a platoon leader with SEAL Team One in 1970, he led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War. On release from active duty in 1972, he entered the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as a Maritime Operations Case Officer. Dick retired from the Naval Reserve in 1997 with the rank of captain and has served as professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and an advisor on military and tactical ethics for the component commands of the US Special Operations Command.&#xa0;A <i>New York Times</i> Bestselling Author, he has twenty-one titles to his credit.

17 A Tactical Ethic

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $23.99
Release Date :  2013-07-10
Description :  Following the success of his recent book on Navy SEALs in Iraq, The Sheriff of Ramadi, bestselling author and combat veteran Dick Couch now examines the importance of battlefield ethics in effectively combating terrorists without losing the battle for the hearts of the local population. A former SEAL who led one of the only successful POW rescue operations in Vietnam, Couch warns that the mistakes made in Vietnam forty years ago are being repeated in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the stakes are even higher now. His book takes a critical look at the battlefield conduct of U.S. ground-combat units fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the prize of the fight on the modern battlefield is the people, he warns every death has a consequence. Every killing has both strategic and moral significance for U.S. warriors. From his unique and qualified perspective, Couch examines the sources and issues that can lead to wrong conduct on the battlefield, and explains how it comes about and what can be done to correct it. He considers the roles of command intent and the official rules of engagement, but his primary focus is on ethical conduct at the squad and platoon level. Tactical ethics, according to the author s definition, is the moral and ethical armor that should accompany every American warrior into battle, and these standards apply to the engaged unit as well as to the individual. A harsh critic of immoral combat tactics, Couch offers realistic measures to correct these potentially devastating errors. He argues that as a nation, we must do all we can to protect our soldiers humanity, for their sake, so they can return from service with honor, and for our sake as a people and for our standing in the world.

18 Operační centrum

Author : Dick Couch & George Galdorisi
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2016-01-02
Description :  Operační centrum Toma Clancyho je zpět! Před jedenáctým zářím byla Amerika chráněna institucí známou jako Operační centrum Vše kolem něj bylo chráněné a tým se hlásil přímo prezidentovi Využíval tajné agenty se schopnostmi speciálních zásahových jednotek, hasil krize po celém světě a byl špičkou ve svém oboru Ale po katastrofě, která postihla Světové obchodní centrum, bylo Operační centrum v zájmu zefektivnění rozpuštěno – a země tak zůstala ve velkém nebezpečí Když po výbuchu bomb na sportovních stadionech po celé zemi zůstanou stovky mrtvých a zmrzačených mužů, žen a dětí, prezident vydá rozkaz, aby bylo Operační centrum znovu založeno – tedy nové Operační centrum, schopné poradit si s nástrahami technicky vyspělého jedenadvacátého století A jedna taková smrtonosná hrozba doutná na Blízkém východě Odrodilý saúdskoarabský princ s ambicí ovládat dodávky ropy do celého světa má důmyslný plán, jak dohnat Ameriku k útoku na Sýrii a zakrýt tak to, co on sám připravuje Jen agenti Operačního centra mají odvahu vydat varování, které však nikdo nechce slyšet… .

19 Seal Team One

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $21.99
Release Date :  2013-07-10
Description :  This now-classic tale of SEAL combat action in Vietnam marked Dick Couch's debut as a novelist in 1990 and sold more than 100,000 copies. Hailed for its authenticity, it was the first novel about Navy SEALs to be written by one of their own. Couch, a SEAL platoon leader in the Mekong Delta from 1970 to 1971, includes gripping descriptions of dangerous operations that continue to attract a broad audience, with many bestselling authors calling his book a sensational story they can't put down. This new paperback edition features a foreword by the former head of the Naval Special Warfare Command.

20 The Mercenary Option

Author : Dick Couch
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2003-11-06
Description :  <b>After losing his son in the September 11 attacks, wealthy industrialist Joseph Simpson forms the Intervention Force (IFOR) -- a surgical strike team led by former Navy SEAL Garrett Walker. Officially, the group is a rogue operation with no government affiliation. But when the impossible becomes absolutely necessary, IFOR is...</b> <br /> <b>THE MERCENARY OPTION</b> <br /> Shortly after the terror attacks on America, the American president announces the construction of an oil pipeline across Afghanistan. To stop this, and deter further Western encroachment in Central Asia, a vindictive Saudi prince retains ex-KGB terror broker Pavel Zelinkow -- a prime mover behind al Qaeda's 9/11 attack. Zelinkow plans to steal two nuclear weapons, detonating one of them among the pipeline construction crews and their military guardians, while the target of the second bomb is a mystery. U.S. special operations forces cannot be used against the terrorists hiding in Iran, so IFOR is called into action for the first time on a mission that will test them to their limits: take out the terrorists, recover the nukes, and get Zelinkow -- dead or alive.



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