Washington: ‘No Easy Day’, the book that caught the attention of the Pentagon and the CIA and is written by a former Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden, has been released on Tuesday.
The Nave SEAL, Matt Bissonnette, who wrote the book under the pseudonym Mark Owen, released the book earlier than planned, leaving many to think whether it is a political move. The book was earlier planned to release on September 11.
But the author said in an interview that it was not a politically motivated move.
“This book is not political whatsoever. It doesn’t badmouth either party and we specifically chose September 11 to keep it out of the politics,” said Bissonnette.
A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the mastermind of 9/11 attack, which killed almost 3000 people, presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.
In the account related by administration officials after the raid in Pakistan, the SEALs shot bin Laden only after he ducked back into the bedroom because they assumed he might be reaching for a weapon.
The author could face legal problems if Pentagon officials determine his book discloses classified information that could harm national security. A retired Army General says the book should have been approved by the CIA.
Retired US Army General James “Spider” Marks said, “The fact that this incredibly talented SEAL who’s a great patriot, made a big mistake by publishing this book without getting the authorities to do it.”