Clint Emerson is crazy, by his own admission. But the ex-Navy SEAL believes he’s the right kind of crazy. Emerson focused his entire military career on being the best he can be and that meant, during 20 years working for special ops and the National Security Agency, he did what he had to do to keep America safe.
Emerson memoir of those years, “The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life as a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell” focuses on explaining “doing what you have to do” means for a special operative. As he tells Fred Burton in this episode of the Stratfor podcast, he followed two maxims: “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying,” and “It’s only illegal if you get caught.”