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'No Easy Day' atop Amazon best seller list

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published September 10, 2012

"No Easy Day: the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden," is the best selling book on as of Monday, Sept. 10, one day before the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The controversial and highly anticipated book was written by Matt Bissonnette, a former Navy SEAL from Alaskan writing under the pen name "Mark Owen." The book was co-authored by Kevin Maurer, the author of several other books based on Special Operations. The publication could "rattle the presidential campaign" in the weeks before the election, conjectures the New York Times.

The author could also face official punishment for the disclosure of classified information. The Pentagon is currently reviewing the book for any leaked secrets. "Owen" expressed in a written statement a "strict desire" to preserve national security.

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