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Classified or Not? Two Sides of Story on Navy SEAL Book

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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A Navy SEAL’s account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that went on sale Tuesday reveals many details of the mission, but its publisher says it does not divulge classified information.

Matt Bissonnette, who wrote No Easy Day under the pseudonym Mark Owen, does not hold back on how bin Laden met his gruesome end during a secret helicopter raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011.

Despite the claim that the book contains no secrets, Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an official review determined that it reveals “sensitive and classified” information. He said the author was required to submit the book to the Pentagon before publication.

Also on Tuesday, the commander of Navy Special Warfare Command, Rear Adm. Sean Pybus, warned his troops about violating their ethos of not advertising their work.

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