Former SEAL Team Six Assault Element Commander Charles Patrick “Chuck” Pfarrer, III sat down with AFP PODCAST to discuss his latest book SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden. Part 1 of this interview has Chuck discussing his experiences in the Middle East and why he believes that region of the world is such a basket-case and why without honest, fair dialogue of the underlying issues, it will stay unstable. Chuck witnessed the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and was one of the SEAL Team leaders responsible for the apprehension of Abu Abbas and the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro.
He is now a successful author and Hollywood screenwriter with several of his works adapted for the silver screen, including Navy SEALs, Red Planet and The Jackal. He also serves as a consultant to government and industry on terrorism and counter-terrorism, special operations, terrorist operational methodology, counter-proliferation and terrorist employment of weapons of mass destruction.
Dave Gahary, a former submariner in the U.S. Navy, is the host of AFP’s ‘Underground Interview’ series.