MARK OWEN is a former member of the US Naval
Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team Six.
In his many years as a Navy SEAL, he has participated in hundreds
of missions around the globe, including the rescue of Captain
Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean in 2009. Owen was a team
leader on Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May
1, 2011, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Owen was
one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the
terrorist mastermind's hideout, where he witnessed Bin Laden's
death. Mark Owen's account of the raid, in No Easy Day,
remains the only accurate eyewitness account on record.
KEVIN MAURER has covered special operations
forces for nine years. He has been embedded with the Special Forces
in Afghanistan six times, spent a month in 2006 with special
operations units in East Africa, and has embedded with US forces in
Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several
about special operations.