Navy SEAL to release book on bin Laden raid, publishing company says
August 22nd, 2012
05:04 PM ET
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Navy SEAL to release book on bin Laden raid, publishing company says

(CNN) - A book company said Wednesday that it will release on September 11 a firsthand account of the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Christine Ball, director of marketing and publicity for Dutton, a subsidiary of Penguin Group USA, said the book was written by a Navy SEAL under a pen name.


Filed under: 2012 • 9/11 • Osama bin Laden
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  1. rs

    So I am guessing the GOP, and the "Swiftboat SEALS" are no longer concerned about intelligence leaks, right?

    August 22, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Must be FORMER Navy SEAL. And even then I would imagine this would have all have to have been cleared and approved by the government. Loooks like the facts keep changing the more that comes out.

    August 22, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. just askin

    are we going to learn that obama single handedly shimmied down a rope, entered the compound, hunted bin laden down and shot him in the head? yeah, obama did it all by himself. no socialist you-didn't-do-that-bs when it comes to this. it was all obama.

    August 22, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. Hypocrites

    Well well the Repugs line up ex-Seals to lambaste the Obama administration on purposeful leaks and tooting their horn for the Bin Laden execution (oh my...George Bush and "Mission Accomplished" was a dream I suppose..don't remember Obama on a Navy ship in a flight suit bragging about something) now Seal Team member writing a book about it.

    So, gonna tell terrorists our tactics, how we conducted the raid, etc etc...and the next attempt at something of this sort that gets a Seal team killed can be blamed on a book giving away our tactics. And we wonder how a bunch of cave-dwelling people seem to always be one step ahead of us....

    August 22, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "So I am guessing the GOP, and the "Swiftboat SEALS" are no longer concerned about intelligence leaks, right?"

    All the intelligence leaked out of those two groups ages ago anyway.

    August 22, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |

    remember Bush: Truly not concerned about bin Laden March 13, 2002

    Just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately before there was
    any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can
    invade Iraq

    Mitt Romney, in 2007, saying it wasn't "worth moving heaven and earth" to get Osama bin Laden

    Remember back during the 2008 election when John McCain — and Hillary
    Clinton — pummeled Barack Obama for saying he would go into Pakistan to
    get Osama bin Laden if the Pakistani government wouldn’t? It began with comments Obama made in August, 2007 that if elected, he
    would make U.S. aid to Pakistan conditional: “Pakistan must make
    substantial progress in closing down the training camps, evicting
    foreign fighters, and preventing the Taliban from using Pakistan as a
    staging area for attacks in Afghanistan.”

    to the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, aka gop

    For cheney's intentional leaks,his propaganda selling his preemptive
    Iraq war, and his leak to former NY Times reporter~ Judy Miller, now a
    fox talking head, IRONIC, and injurious leaks

    That situation with the WMD intelligence leaks is unbelievable. It wasn't just Cheney; also Paul Wolfowitz and his best bud, Ahmed Chalabi, who not only took the WMD garbage to the Bush administration, but to the two previous admins, an excuse to invade Iraq. The two previous administrations believed Chalabi to be unreliable and having his own agenda – to be King of Iraq, I guess. The INC (Iraq Nat'l Congress, 1992) that he belonged to leaked the info to Miller, and it is suspected to the Brits. So, that info actually came out of the Whitehouse. It's sickening. There have been two books written about it and there's some really good evidence that we went to war for no good reason but the ambition of these guys, and probably oil

    August 22, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. 1nsite

    Unbelievable! It's one thing to give statements but a book? These people are selling information that could potentially compromise future missions.

    August 22, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    He must vote republican. Where has dignity and respect gone? This is truly unbelievable.

    August 22, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  9. CBR

    And who is using the death of Bin Laden to make money. Anonymous or not the person will make a lot of money. This really does not bode well for Navy Seals. Their halos will be tarnished.

    August 22, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  10. 1crusader

    I notice the GOP has no problem with anti- Obama movie coming out before the election.Figures.

    August 22, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    " the Repugs line up ex-Seals to lambaste the Obama administration "

    Benjamin Smith, the ex-SEAL leader of Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., which is the ex-Seal group attacking Obama for the GOP/Teatrolls, is an avowed birther who claims that Obama is a muslim and a communist (he calls him "Commander-in-Chief Hussein Mao-bama"), theorizes that Andrew Breitbart was murdered by a liberal conspiracy, and supported Republican congressional candidate Ilario Pantano, who was accused in a double murder as a Marine in Iraq. He also wrote about Obama's 2012 State of the Union address that Obama must have used “some bad tan lotion because he looked like an old bruised Banana which made me think that Harry Belafonte was walking out to give his rendition of ‘Day-O’ before ‘ole’ suck and blow’ was to come out and enlighten us with his blasphemous spew.” AT THE CORE, IT'S ALL RACISM DRIVING THESE PEOPLE.

    August 22, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  12. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    Woman In California – Where has dignity and respect gone?
    WOW!! I am truly impressed that a liberal even knows these words!! Maybe you could educate Obama on their meaning?

    August 22, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. Pete

    Hey what about not giving up their identities,now a book,HOW TO KILL DICTATORS AND WORK FOR THE GOP AND LIKE IT!!You supposid SEALS are really pathedic going out on a limb to sell books,is it going to be made for movies or a mini series for tv.Is T Boone Pickens the director because of being behind Swift Boat and all,just askin..These supposid seals make me sick,my brother is an ex tunnel rat in Vietnam,two runs over there ,never publicized anything and I know he's was in more crap than most seals I can tell ya and it wasn't sweet either,most suffer psychological problems!!Just ask one those rats what he did everyday,ya won't sleep for a while I can tell ya ,if he'll say anything about it at all..No bragging there!!

    August 22, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. SafeJourney

    Hopefully, these seal person got the OK from the military to write this book. Otherwise he will be in BIG trouble

    August 22, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  15. Pete

    What about your commander in chief,he did make the decisions on his own after referring with his commanders,Biden and Gates stood aside,so Pres.Obama did it alone.Bush wouldn't have the stones to kill his fathers and his exbosses son..Ask them about Caryle Corporation in New York ,owned by BinLadens fathers construction firm of Saudi Arabia.Bush 41 ,43 both were employed by BinLadens father as advisors,just look it up you republican hypocrites.That's why junior would never kill BinLaden,he worked with him that's fact,look it up!!

    August 22, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  16. SafeJourney

    correction: this seal person

    August 22, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  17. Yanni

    I don't know but how much story have a navy SEAL. The guy only knows there was a mission and he was told to trained hard for it for a while, got training based on the plan. During the riding night he got order to put his uniform and fly to the compound and was told to capture the high value target and went there and he did what he supposed to do based on his technical training/ I wonder he knows the target was Osama. The rest of the story we have seen it on the TV. I don't think in general it is a good idea that a Navy SEAL to be used us a political tool.

    August 22, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  18. Wagner

    That woulld be interesting'

    August 22, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Weren't these same seals (lost respect when they started trying to bring swiftboat back) the ones who were just a week ago critizing the President for leaks? Are you freakin' kidding me?
    As much as I have respect for the men and women who are keeping us safe this is really a black eye on the whole military machine.
    Making money from a book is okay???? Disgraceful.

    August 22, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  20. T'sah From Virginia

    What the??? What comes out? What government approved this? I want to know what you are really trying to say. Maybe you are trying to say that President Obama had NOTHING to do with the raid that killed Osama bin Laden at all and McCain ordered it!!! Jeez!!!

    STOP downgrading the Commander in Chief – It's okay not to agree with his policies but taking accomplishments from him that are so obvious is mean and disgusting!!!! If a Republican was in charged, NONE of this would be happening!!

    The wannabe Liar-In-Chief and sidekick "more LYAN" should NEVER become P/VP of the United States....PERIOD!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 22, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain: Under the Ryan Plan, Romney Pays 0.87% in taxes

    @8.3% unemployment and yada yada: "Must be FORMER Navy SEAL."

    Yes, the author is retired. Did you even read the article or just jump to copying and pasting the latest Fox talking points?

    August 22, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |

    Bottom line ,osama dead, Obama gave the order and no losses !!!!

    August 22, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  23. Evergreen

    If the mission had gone badly Obama would have taken the blame. Since the mission was accomplished why should'nt he share in the credit.

    August 22, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  24. Wake up People!

    Ok didn't a supposed group of seals just attack the POTUS, claiming he leaked sensitive information? And now one is coming out with a book?? My God the rethuglican party are the biggest hypocrites ever. I have never seen so much disrespect for a sitting president in my life.

    OBAMA 2012!

    August 22, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  25. enuff

    So the question just a week ago was if Obama was responsible for navy seals leaks? the gentleman who brought it up was a former seal with obvious contempt towards his commander-in-chief. I guess by publishing a book, that shows it isn't Obama, but the individual seals themselves.

    August 23, 2012 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
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