Navy SEAL Details Bin Laden Raid in Book

Book set to be released despite officials' warnings of prosecution for revealing sensitive details.
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A member of the s.E.A.L. Team that carried out the raid on osama bin laden, has written a book about that night. And just weeks before it hits book shelves, it's already creating controversy. And martha raddatz is joining us from washington with much more on all this. Good morning, martha. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The head of special operations is now warning his forces that he will seek criminal prosecution on anyone exposing information that could cause fellow forces harm. The warning came right on the heels of this new book by a navy s.E.A.L., Who was one of the leaders of the bin laden raid. He was one of the first men through the door that night in pakistan, coming face-to-face with bin laden. He uses the sid anymore mark owen in the book. His publisher says "no easy day" is a blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended owen's life. The officer has retired from the navy. But what a career. He's been on hundreds of mission, including the dramatic 2009 rescue of captain richard phillips from somali pirates. It's unclear what kind of detail the book goes into. But it's not only the head of special operations who is concerned. How they come on to target. How they go off target. Those types of details are things that maybe shouldn't be out there because our enemies will take advantage of them. Reporter: But it's not like THE S.E.A.L.s HAVE BEEN BASHFUL Over the last year. SOME ACTIVE DUTY S.E.A.L.s Playing themselves, in a fictional movie, "act of valor," which has some very real-looking raids. They even parachuted on to the red carpet at the hollywood premiere. But writing firsthand about bin laden is different. As for the author, he said it was time to set the record straight about one of the most important missions in u.S. Military history. And his hope is one day a young man will read it and become a s.E.A.L., Or at least live a life bigger than him. No doubt, lots of people will read it, george. It will, no doubt, be an instant best-seller. No question about that.

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