Book on bin Laden encounter by Ex-Navy SEAL to release soon (Updated)


You may soon end up reading the first hand memoirs of an Ex-Navy SEAL’s experience during the Abbotabad encounter of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden sometime around the September 11 this year.

Christine Ball, Director of Marketing for Dutton, that is an ancillary to Penguin Group confirmed that the book is going to be penned by an Ex-Navy SEAL under a pseudonym.

The concerned SEAL though has been identified by the CNN network yet his name was not let out by the news network as Pentagon emphasized on keeping it a secret, due to fears of identity disclosure of some of the other raid participating SEAL’s through the social media.

The Associated Press and Fox News have already published the SEAL’s name online, followed frantically by numerous websites like the New York Times and USA Today.

Pentagon confirmed that the retired Navy SEAL served as the chief petty officer and left the army in April as a highly decorated officer. The highest defense establishment also replied in affirmative to the SEAL’s presence as a member on the bin Laden raid team. They however did not rule out the option of suing the SEAL on criminal charges in the court of law.

The book however may be named “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden.”

A representative from Department of Defense confirmed that the said SEAL has left duty. However, the book has not been reviewed till now by the U.S. Special Operations Command as per the rules said the official.

Officials told that they would prefer reviewing the content before giving their consent to publishing the material as by reviewing the material, Department of Defense wants to be sure of not letting out any classified information in the public domain putting the security of any American under risk.

Information regarding sales proceeds from the book to be used for charity was also revealed by officials.

Source: CNN

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Source: CNN

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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