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A Navy Seal’s fall from grace

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16min 22sec
Courtesy David Philipps
Journalist David Philipps new book is called "Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy Seals."

Journalist David Philipps' new novel "Alpha" recounts the story of Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher. He was charismatic, respected, tough, and a battle-tested leader. His SEAL team Alpha returned from Iraq in 2017 as heroes, having hunted ISIS in urban combat in Mosul. However, beneath Gallagher’s swagger and bravado, something much darker was lurking that shook the Navy and its elite SEAL teams to their cores.

Philipps is a Pulitzer-Prize winning national correspondent for the New York Times and lives in Colorado Springs.