10News has learned a member of the Navy's SEAL Team Six has written a book about the hunt for Osama bin Laden but did not clear it with the U.S. government.
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The book "No Easy Day" is sending shockwaves through the Pentagon and the federal government. It is reportedly a firsthand account of the top secret operation in Pakistan to find and kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
The author was a member of the Navy's SEAL Team Six, which successfully carried out that mission and became instant national heroes.
However, the SEAL is not using his real name. Rather, he is using a pseudonym, "Mark Owen." His co-author is writer Kevin Maurer.
"They get up in the morning and they know they have to do this mission," said Maurer during an interview regarding another book he wrote after being embedded with U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan in 2008.
As a civilian, Maurer has no restrictions on what he writes about but the Navy SEAL certainly does. Apparently, the book was not been reviewed by any government agency.
The Pentagon's press secretary George Little said, "I haven't read the book and am unaware that anyone in the Department has reviewed it."
The Navy SEAL said the material was vetted by a former special operations attorney for any tactical, procedural or classified information and is quoted as saying he wants to "set the record straight about one of the most important missions in U.S. military history."
The book will be released on Sept. 11.
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