SEAL who wrote book on bin Laden raid revealed.

The author of a recently announced insider account of the…

The author of a recently announced insider account of the raid that killed Usama bin Laden has been identified to Fox News as a 36-year-old former Navy SEAL Team 6 member from Alaska who also played a role in the high-profile rescue of an American captain kidnapped by Somali pirates.

The book, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden,” is set to hit shelves on Sept 11. It is penned under the pseudonym “Mark Owen,” according to the publisher, but multiple sources told Fox News his name is in fact Matt Bissonnette, 36, of Wrangell, Alaska. Bissonnette could be exposing himself to legal trouble, as the Pentagon has not vetted the account.

The tell-all book also has apparently upset a large population of former and current SEAL members who worry about releasing information that could compromise future missions. One Navy SEAL told Fox News, “How do we tell our guys to stay quiet when this guy won’t?” Other SEALs are expressing anger, with some going so far as to call him a “traitor.”

Read the rest of Justin Fishel’s report at Fox News.

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  • Chortles

    I wonder if “Dishonorable Disclosures” (yeah that documentary) will get a follow-up focusing on this former SEAL and not just on the administration?

  • Bob Todrick

    Gotta think, if there is classified info in this book, it will never leave the loading dock.

  • USMC Recce

    If this guy is for real he already knows OPS Security continues until some politician releases it for their own credit. Plus the US mainstream media wouldn’t release his true identity. RIGHT! LMFAO