Pentagon Targets Book on Osama Bin Laden Raid
The book The Pentagon isn't looking forward to you reading is out in stores today thanks to one of the members of Seal Team Six who helped off Osama Bi Laden. Plenty of people can't wait to read "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden."
So many that the book has been on the Amazon best seller list for two weeks. Last week The Pentagon threw around threats to Matt Bissonnette, whose pen name is Mark Owen, on allegations he violated secrecy agreements and broke federal law by publishing his story. The Pentagon lawyers said, "In the judgement of the Department of Defense, you are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed. Further public dissemination of your book will aggravate you breach and violation of your agreements."
The author's lawyer threw down a letter to The Pentagon's council letting them know Matt received legal advice prior to agreeing to publish his account. That included making sure the book was reviewed prior to printing to be certain no confidential information was disclosed in his written account. Only 300 thousand copies were planned to be released but because of the demand the amount printed was nearly doubled.
The book details the thoughts of Seal Team Six including the helicopter crash and fears of Bin Laden trying t put up a fight. The account details how Bin Laden died and how it took more than just one shot to make sure he was finally dead. Mark was also the Seal Team Six member responsible for photographing the body of the terrorist to prove they had taken out the right man.
It's unclear what further action by The Department of Defense may be taken after the book hits the hands of the American public today. Thanks to NMA.tv you can watch a re-enactment of the Seal Team Six Raid from May 2011.