Fox News outs Navy SEAL behind anonymous first-hand account of bin Laden raid
Posted by satyrikon στο Αύγουστος 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Navy SEAL who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym was identified Thursday as Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer.
Bissonnette was first identified by Fox News. One current and one former U.S. military official confirmed the name, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss military personnel matters.
The book, No Easy Day, is scheduled to be released Sept. 11, with the author listed under the pseudonym of Mark Owen. Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint, the publisher, asked news organizations Thursday to withhold his identity.
«Sharing the true story of his personal experience in No Easy Day is a courageous act in the face of obvious risks to his personal security,» Dutton spokeswoman Christine Ball said in a statement. «That personal security is the sole reason the book is being published…
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