September 4th, 2012
07:03 AM ET
9 years ago

Release of SEAL book could ignite fight with the Pentagon

(CNN) - The much-anticipated memoir of a Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden hits bookshelves Tuesday to an eager audience whose pre-orders have already put the book at No. 1 on Amazon's bestseller list for two weeks.

But there is one group who may not be as eager to see the release of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden."

The Pentagon.

Filed under: Pentagon • President Obama
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This guy was a fool not to have this cleared with the DoD first. I say that the book should be withheld from sale until the lawyers can clear it. The SEAL did sign off previously to getting everything reviewed by the DoD before it would be said or published.

    September 4, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Good, chilly powder in GOP eyes–killing BIN LADEN.

    September 4, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  3. Yonni

    Conveniently the book is scheduled to be released today. Who on earth signed this tool to the Navy SEAL? A great failure in judgment.

    September 4, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  4. beevee

    Seals are definitely the best of our defense and one expects them with high moral character as well. However, one wonders about this seal who wrote the book, whether he has been instigated to release the book by some GOP supporters just before the democratic party convention and diminish President Obama's leadership in the opinion of the american voters. Pathetic ploy. This guy may have forgotten – a leader always makes the call and he gets both the good and the bad of the outcome.

    September 4, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |

    If there is no classified info in it and just a detailed account ,why mess with an American hero ,l salutary you sir and your team and so do all us citizens!!!!!

    September 4, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. Keeping it Real

    I was shocked when the details of the raid were released in such detail only hours after the event. My first thought was "This information should be classified. Why are they giving all of this to the press?" The only reasonable answer was that Obama was trying to make himself look stronger against Terrorism.

    September 4, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |