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Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Book About Bin Laden Raid Raises Questions

After a raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan last May, local residents showed off small parts of what appeared to be a U.S. helicopter that Washington said malfunctioned and was disabled by the American commando strike team as they retreated. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

After a raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan last May, local residents showed off small parts of what appeared to be a U.S. helicopter that Washington said malfunctioned and was disabled by the American commando strike team as they retreated. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

A detailed first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will be published next month. The author, who uses a pseudonym, was a leader of Navy SEAL Team 6 in the operation that resulted in bin Laden’s death on May 2, 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The book will be out just weeks before the presidential election and enters a political landscape that already includes a 22-minute film that features former U.S. military and intelligence officers who says President Obama has leaked classified intelligence on the raid for political gain.

Guest:

  • Greg Jaffe, who covers the Pentagon for the Washington Post

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