In his continuing role as a counterterrorism consultant and military contractor, Chuck Pfarrer is frequently tapped as a commentator and expert by such media outlets as CSPAN2, NPR, Voice of America, Fox-TV and America Tonight.
Bookmark this page for a full and constantly updated list of links to Chuck Pfarrer’s most recent interviews and appearances, in his capacity both as a military expert and as a published author. This is also the place where you’ll find links to news articles about the upcoming release of Chuck’s authorized account of the mission that took down Bin Laden.
Interviews with and Articles about SEAL Target Geronimo after Paperback Publication
With completely new chapters reflecting extensive new research and details learned from Pakistani investigations and analysis of material recovered from the Abbottabad compound, the paperback edition of SeAL Target Geronimo is drawing the same kind of media attention the initial publication did. Check back here for interviews and articles about Chuck and the paperback edition.
In Exclusive Human Events Article, Chuck Disputes Author of No Easy Day Account of Bin Laden Raid, Sept. 10, 2012
Comparing his on-the-ground research with the 60 Minutes interview with the author of No Easy Day, Chuck is theorizing that Matt Bissonette did not, as he claims, kill Bin Laden, nor was he on the entry team. His analyis is discussed in an exclusive interview on the Human Events site.
Chuck Talks with Soledad O’Brien about his Version of the Raid and that of No Easy Day Account, August 24, 2012
This link includes the full audio clip of the interview.
Chuck talks with John Hockenberry on The Take Away, August 24, 2012
Chuck gives insights on the raid account in No Easy Day and revisits his own expanded research on the raid in the new paperback edition of SEAL Target Geronimo. This link includes the audio of the full interview.
Interviews with and Articles about SEAL Target Geronimo Post-Publication
Now it gets interesting! As of Tuesday, November 8, the book is widely available, not just the few select pre-publication copies supplied to a few news outlets and reviewers. We hope that means the questions get tougher and more informed. Because Chuck is fun to watch in a debate. Wherever possible, we will try to embed files of any interviews with Chuck on this site. However some are behind paywalls and unavailable for linking or inclusion here.
The Victory Sessions with Stephen K. Bannon, KABC Los Angeles, Dec. 11, 2011
A fascinating half hour-long interview. Bannon jumps right in and leads the interview with the controversy over the book. This link will take you to an article, at the bottom of which is an embedded podcast.
Take Aim with Roger Aronoff of Accuracy in Media, Nov. 17, 2011
It’s all here in a more than hour long interview: WMDs, the criticisms of the book and more. If you want to make up your mind about whether to believe the accounts in SEAL Team Geronimo or the many “official” versions, if you want to understand why the pushback is happening, this is the one interview to you need to hear. But it is so much more than just an interview about the book. Chuck talks extensively about the Marine barracks bombing in Beruit — something he witnessed firsthand — the history of Al Quaida, and much more.
An article version of the AIM interview is available here.
The Gary Snyder Show, November 16, 2011
Chuck addresses the latest controversy surrounding his book and the attacks leveled on him by the Obama Administration and syndicated talk show host Michael Smerconish. A can’t miss interview!
The Daily Caller. Former SEAL Stands by Account of Bin Laden Raid. Nov. 16, 2011
Joe Pagliarulo, Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Nov. 16, 2011
A long-form interview with Chuck Pfarrer that covers the book and the resulting controversy and pushback.
The Atlantic Wire. What’s Missing from the Military’s New Bin Laden Raid Denial. Nov. 15, 2011
Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace. Chuck Pfarrer’s ‘SEAL Target Geronimo’ Overcomes Fear to Tell Truth of Bin Laden’s Death. Nov. 12, 2011.
The Mike McConnell Show, WGN Radio, Nov. 11, 2011
Hear the audio here.
The Jim Bohannan Show, Syndicated Radio, Nov. 11, 2011
Hear the audio here. You can pull the slider on the audio file to minute 19:30 to get directly to Chuck’s interview.
Good Day LA. Nov. 10, 2011
The Dylan Ratigan Show, Nov. 9, 2001
Imus In The Morning, Nov. 9, 2001
Here is the link where you can hear the podcast.
Erin Burnett Out Front, Nov. 8, 2011
Fox & Friends. Interview Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
The Mark Levin Show, Nov. 8, 2011
The story Chuck has to tell is definitely more interesting in a longer format. Mark Levin devoted the last 20 minutes of his radio show to it. Click this link, and once the audio file is downloaded, toggle to the very end of the show to hear Chuck give a blow-by-blow account of the Geronimo mission from the time the helicopter hovered over Bin Laden’s compound to when the mission was accomplished.
Pre-Publication Interviews and Articles about SEAL Target Geronimo
A selection of early pre-publication media:
An extended and thoughtful article from staff writer Anna Mulrine. Read it here.
The Daily Caller conducts an extensive interview with Chuck and posts this article.
CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr interviews Chuck and focuses on possible controversy over government reaction to the SEALs who served as his sources asking How Inside is the New Insider Account of Bin Laden Raid?
Chuck is interviewed by Susannah Cahalan of The New York Post here.
Fox News weighs in with their spin on Chuck’s account of the killing of Bin Laden.
Jon Swaine of England’s The Daily Telegraph interviews Chuck and gives a preview of SEAL Target Geronimo.
Felix Soh of the AsiaOne website is predicting SEAL Target Geronimo will be a gripping read — based on the page-turning nature of Chuck’s autobiography, Warrior Soul, and his first novel, Killing Che.
Navy SEALs Reveal Bin Laden Killing Story, Paul Bedard, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 27, 2011
SEAL Team Six Speaks: New Book to be Released, Katie Pavlich, Town Hall.com, September 21, 2011
Miscellaneous Articles About and Interviews With Chuck Pfarrer
SEAL Six Situation: Chuck Pfarrer Weighs in on the Bin Laden Mission, Rick Coates, Northern Express, May 6, 2011
Chuck Pfarrer interviewed by Wood TV 8, Grand Rapids/Holland/Kalamazoo, Michigan
Other Media Appearances by Chuck Pfarrer
Chuck is a guest on Stephen K. Bannon’s The Victory Sessions in a discussion of the controversy surrounding the Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer. The story and podcast here.
Watch a segment from The History Channel where Chuck describes how natural instincts helped save his life in an emergency situation.
Chuck Pfarrer: The Brain, History.com
Interview with Chuck on his memoir, Warrior Soul: Memoir of a Navy SEAL, on Eye On Books.