Skip to comments.Book Will Describe Raid That Killed Bin Laden
Posted on 08/22/2012 10:05:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
A detailed first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by a member of the Navy SEALs who participated in the mission and was present at Bin Ladens death, will be released next month, the publisher said on Wednesday.
A closely held secret within Penguin, the publishing house that is planning to release it on Sept. 11, the book promises to be one of the biggest titles of the year, with the potential to rattle the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
Titled No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, the book was written by a member of the SEALs who is using the pseudonym Mark Owen. Dutton, the imprint of Penguin that acquired the book, said he used a pen name and changed the names of other SEAL members for security reasons.
The author, a former member of SEAL Team 6, was a leader in the operation that resulted in the death of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. According to a description of the book provided by the publisher, the author gives a blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owens life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Ladens death. It describes the book as an essential piece of modern history.
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Different article.. Just passing on the other thread so you can read it and the comments.
Welp, my Kindle is all fired up and ready to go.
Judging by the reactions of Navy Seals to the release of information by the Obama administration, there are going to be a lot of pixxxxed off Navy Seals when this book is released.
Is it patriotic to buy a book like this?
No. You’ll encourage more of them and isn’t that what the SEALs are pixxed off about?
OOK OUT SEALS!!!! Obama made you all come to the White House so many people KNOW who you are and where you live! If you don’t pay homage to Obama, the IRS will come after you.
LOOK OUT SEALS!!!! Obama made you all come to the White House so many people KNOW who you are and where you live! If you don’t pay homage to Obama, the IRS will come after you.
I’m on the fence on this but judging by old Tom Clancy books, as long as the names are changed due to security reasons, I;m cool with it.
And...as long as the author gives the REAL story of how the Pentagon tried to hide the operations from obama, who was found at the gold course all clueless except for the picture taking later on.
I may be wrong but I thought the team that killed Bin Laden were killed.
Wrong, no US were killed.
Thank God for the Thread Patrol.
He means later when the helo crashed in afghan with a lot of them onboard.
No, None were killed in the helicopter downing later. Some from Seal Team 6, but not any that took part in the raid.
Another thing that apparently has them pixxed off, IIRC, is that Obama gave hollywood access to the SEAL's facilities and ordered current SEALs to cooperate with the production of a movie that was originally planned for release in October.
Fox News, that I will no longer watch, has revealed the Seal’s indentity. CNN said they will not. CNN? Fox News is filled with traitors.
The most significant immediate problem the disclosure caused was nullification of the intel acquired in the raid. Al Queda operatives gained time they otherwise wouldn’t have had, to change their locations and communication methods.
Anybody remember Dr. Afridi? We recruited him to get into bin Ladens compound under the guise of a hepatitis inoculation program. That op was needed because we just werent sure who was in the compound.
That op involved 25 tasking and travel contacts with our CIA team in March and April of 2011. After that op terminated mid-April, and we had acquired enough other intel, we waited until the next dark of the moon that occurred on May 2, 2011, the day of the raid.
Its all a matter of record and science. Obama made the call, that any responsible President would have done.
All this talk about Hillary and Jarett and whomever pushing an uncertain Obama on the raid is just nonsense. This was Admiral McRavens call mainly and Obama listened and agreed.
Lets hope this latest insider is for real. I will be reading this new book closely.