Navy SEAL Breaks Silence About Bin Laden Raid

Member of team that killed Osama Bin Laden gives details on the mission.
3:00 | 08/23/12

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And also tonight, there is a man in the shadows about to break an elite code of silence. Essential for the protection of u.S. Special operations. A navy s.E.A.L. Has written a book giving des about the raid that killed osama bin laden. S.E.A.L.s FAMOUSLY GUARD THEIR Secrecy. So who is he and why is he doing this? Abc's martha raddatz has those details. Reporter: The author does not use his real name or those of OTHER S.E.A.L.s BUT THIS HAS THE S.E.A.L. Community buzzing. No s.E.A.L. From the bin laden raid has ever gone public before. Pseudonym or not. He was there when the navy S.E.A.L.s BUSTED DOWN THE DOORS Of the bin laden compound. He was there when osama bin laden was shot to death. The former navy s.E.A.L. Who uses the pseudonym mark owen has written a tell-all to beat all tell-alls. No easy day. The firsthand account of the mission that killed osama bin laden has been a closely held secret by the publisher but is cted to be an instant best-seller when it is released ON SEPTEMBER 11th. No one knows exactly what's in it yet. But the publisher says the book provides a blow by blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended owen's life straight through to the radio call confirming bin laden's death. The administration and military were quick to say that the author did not request approval for the book, which is usually standard, even though the s.E.A.L. Left the military a year ago. The s.E.A.L. Community hasn't shied away completely from publicity in recent months. SOME ACTIVE DUTY S.E.A.L.s Playing themselves in a fictionalized movie, which has some very real-looking raids. But talking about the bin laden raid is different. Already, the author's name has been made public by some news organizations, and that worries ACTIVE DUTY S.E.A.L.s AND THEIR Families who fear that the team that killed bin laden could be a prime target for terrorists. Martha raddatz, abc news, washington.

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