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The Bin Laden Assault -- What Might Have Been


In the darkness the SEAL they call “Disco” (a nickname earned long ago in a foreign port of call) notices the helicopter crew chief signal to the other crewman that it is time to open the side doors of the helicopter in preparation. They are less than 10 minutes from the compound. As the doors slide open, the cool Pakistani air rushes in and hits his bare face with shock that only a sudden change in temperature can bring. The numbness it brings to the skin feels both good and familiar; he is unaware of the historic significance that will come in less than an hour. The signal is passed for five minutes out…
Our own Brandon Webb in this month's UK Maxim Magazine.
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