As I said in an earlier post, a book would eventually come out, as it should for the historical value of the past decade plus related to the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.. That long decade plus, ongoing still, of Abandoning the Main Missions for even sending troops into that region to declare a war on and invade and occupy a country. Abandoning those Missions with the first drum beat of war pointed at another, Iraq, that officially ended some eight years later. And this book, told by one of the SEAL participants, should be that first person record of finally achieving one of the Main Missions getting the major leader, once an ally of the CIA during the Afghan/Soviet conflict, of the al Qaeda criminal terrorist network, if it holds up to as close to the reality of that mission as it should.
4 September 2012 - Navy SEALS assaulting Osama bin Laden's compound were told to capture the al Qaeda leader if possible, says the retired member of SEAL Team 6 who has written a book about his role in the daring raid. The mission was "not a kill-only" operation, says the former commando, who uses the pseudonym "Mark Owen," in a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley to be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.
In an interview with Scott Pelley, former SEAL Team Six member and author of a book about the raid Mark Owen talks about the helicopter crash that could have scuttled the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. read more>>>
I think the Pentagon realizes that historic value as well as the value it should give to the Special Ops SEALs Team who finally, on President Obama's orders, completed that one Main Mission and with no loss of life to those participating especially with the one Chopper down. Despite all the noise they'll make about the book not being vetted by them or the CIA who's operation was controlled by. The author didn't need to inform, any laws broken would depend on what's written between the covers of the book if sensitive and secret mission intel..
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2012 – Defense Department officials continue to weigh their legal options against a former Navy SEAL who may have revealed classified information in a book he wrote about the Osama bin Laden raid, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a news conference here today.
On Aug. 30, the Defense Department sent an advisory letter of material breach and nondisclosure violation to the author, who used the pen name Mark Owen to write “No Easy Day.”
Officials maintain Owen may have divulged classified information that could jeopardize the safety of military members in future operations.
Little said Pentagon officials have read the book and are unwavering in their concerns about sensitive and classified information that they believe the book contains, but no plans have been put in place to withhold sale of the book in military exchanges or to the public.
“There’s been no directive from this department to withhold sale of the book from military exchanges. … [The] book is being made widely available in bookstores and online,” Little said. read more>>>
The only sensitive information, extremely dangerous to him and his family, to break into the public was by whomever gave out the authors real name and more to the FOX so called news corporation that quickly outed all that information then followed quickly by the AP with then some others following. Some, like CBS, still maintaining his anonymity to try and protect him and family and friends, even though international criminal terrorist organizations had taken the publicly outed information and called for retaliation against him.