Before the book The Killing School even begins, Brandon Webb shoos away the critics and dismisses even the possible reproach from his peers for writing a book. Specials Forces, after all, are supposed to be “quiet professionals,” so how is it that from Richard Marcinko (founder and first commanding officer of SEAL Team 6) to Chris Kyle (American Sniper) to Webb so many retired SEALS have written books?
In Webb’s case, of course, his book was first submitted to and “partially redacted” by the Department of Defense. But still, is it right that he is even speaking out at all? Our Special Forces live by a patriotic code of country before self; personal glory is not supposed to be sought.