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  • Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two Seals

    01/19/2016 12:11:22 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.nbcnews.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matthew Cole
    Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader's death since leaving the military. Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a pseudonym about shooting bin Laden, is about to publish his second book about being a Navy SEAL. Rob O'Neill, meanwhile, is the unnamed "shooter" who was credited in numerous magazine articles with firing the fatal shots, and according to two SEAL sources will be presented again as the "shooter" in a...
  • Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture of Bin Laden’s Body, Faces Investigation of Business Ties

    01/19/2016 12:10:58 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Mattew Cole
    A FORMER NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden and wrote a bestselling book about the raid is now the subject of a widening federal criminal investigation into whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit while on active duty, according to two people familiar with the case. Matthew Bissonnette, the former SEAL and author of No Easy Day, a firsthand account of the 2011 bin Laden operation, had already been under investigation by both the Justice Department and the Navy for revealing classified information. The two people familiar with the probe said the current investigation,...
  • Navy SEALs cite shabby treatment as Team Obama helps Hollywood instead

    11/19/2013 1:59:52 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    Last week, the Pentagon made it clear that it plans to take action against former SEAL Matt Bissonnette. It says he violated a signed nondisclosure agreement by writing “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden.” snip A reporter noted that Mr. Bissonnette also was part of the operation that saved a U.S. cargo ship captain from the hands of Somali pirates. Hollywood turned the 2009 rescue into the feature film “Captain Phillips,” with the Navy’s help.
  • Navy SEAL ostracized for writing book on bin Laden raid...

    09/07/2012 12:34:20 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 70 replies
    While top military leaders publicly bash a former Navy SEAL for his book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, his foxhole comrades convey their displeasure in a more subtle way. From now on, rogue author Matt Bissonnette will be ostracized by the fraternity. No invitations will be sent to annual events for retired and active SEALs who keep the secretive community of special warriors a closely knit band of brothers, former Navy officers told The Washington Times. Don't look for Mr. Bissonnette at any sanctioned SEAL reunions or memorial events, including those at his old unit, the low-profile...
  • Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat

    08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    .theatlanticwire ^ | August 31 | John Hudson
    Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden). "You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group. In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it...