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September 11th publication for Bin Laden mission tale
24.08.12 | Joshua Farrington
Penguin is set to publish a first-person account of the mission which killed Osama Bin Laden.
Called No Easy Day: The Only Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden, it is written by the pseudonymous Mark Owen, a Navy SEAL who was among the first to enter the Abbottabad compound where Bin Laden was hiding.
It will be released on September 11th, and has been described by the publisher as “an essential piece of modern history”.
Despite the anonymity of the author, news organisations claimed they have already found the soldier responsible, a 36-year-old from Alaska.
The US Penguin imprint Dutton, which will be simultaneously publishing the book there, asked the media to withhold his name claiming it risked his personal security. US Military officials confirmed they had not vetted the contents of the book before its release was announced.