CHICAGO—The book written by a Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden hits the bookshelves today along with plenty of controversy.
"No Easy Day" was originally scheduled for release on September 11th and was co-written by the member of Seal Team 6 under the pen name Mark Owen.
But Matt Bissonnette's cover was blown weeks ago.
His account of the raid on Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Paskistan, differs on some points from earlier official accounts released by the government.
An attorney for the Pentagon has threatened legal action against Bissonnette and his publisher because the manuscript for the book wasn't submitted for security screaning early enough.
Meanwhile, other special ops veterans have published an e-book that defends Bissonnette's decision to break the Seals' code of silence. They say Bissonnette was ostracized from the unit after 14 years for simply expressing thoughts of leaving the Navy to start his own business.
The e-book, titled "No Easy Op" is the product of the Special Operations Forces Situation Report, a group of former commandos devoted to releasing what they call accurate information about the Special Ops community.