The Element of Surprise

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The Element of Surprise

By Darryl Young

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780804105811, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 1990


It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn't true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy's SEAL Team One--incuding the author--carried out over a hundred missions in the Mekong Delta without a single platoon fatality. Their primary mission: kidnap enemy soldiers--alive--for interrogation.