The book's publisher disputed Webb's account, repeating co-author Maurer's statement that,. After spending several very intense months working with Mark Owen on this book, I know that he wrote this book solely to share a story about the incredible men and women defending America all over the world. Any suggestion otherwise is as ill-informed as it is inaccurate. Before the book was released, DoD press secretary George E.
Little stated that the book had yet to be evaluated for sensitive information that could potentially jeopardize national security. Lieutenant Colonel James Gregory of the DoD stated that, should the book contain specialized information about SEAL weapons and tactics, Owen could potentially be charged with a criminal offense. On August 25, , members of al Qaeda spread Owen's personal information, calling for militants to exact revenge upon him, identifying him as the one responsible for the death of bin Laden.
On August 30, , the Pentagon announced that it was considering legal action against the former U.
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Navy SEAL for material breach of non-disclosure agreements with his first-hand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Owen's lawyer, Robert D. Luskin, responded that the non-disclosure statements only require review of items that touch certain, highly classified programs, and Owen's book does not meet that description.
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It has been our experience as writers that DOD reviews are painfully long and typically are more concerned with removing information that might make senior leadership look bad than with ensuring operational security [OPSEC]. Such a review would have come with intense scrutiny and put the integrity of the story at risk.
McChrystal that its security review of his forthcoming memoir, My Share of the Task , which had been under DoD review for 22 months, was not yet complete. The book's publisher was forced to postpone the book's release from its previously planned publication date of November 12, On September 5, , Pentagon officials stated that Owen revealed classified information in the book and it could endanger other special operations servicemen.
Department of Defense Press Secretary George Little told reporters the department "believe[s] that sensitive and classified information is contained in the book" and called its publication without review the "height of irresponsibility. In the book, Owen mentions several SEAL-related charities and asks readers to consider donating to those organizations.
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On September 5, , one of the organizations, the Navy SEAL Foundation, stated that it would refuse to accept any donations related to the book or associated activities. The Atlantic speculated in October that Owen and his publisher skipped a Pentagon review of their manuscript because they wanted to beat Mark Bowden 's forthcoming book on the bin Laden raid, The Finish , to market. According to Bowden, when he contacted Owen seeking an interview in "late summer" , Owen asked him when Bowden's book would be published.
Bowden said that he found it a little "cheap" and "cheesy" that Owen purposely planned to beat him to market while also taking a pen name, "Mark Owen", that is similar to his name, Mark Bowden.
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Bowden added,. To be honest, I hope he sells a million copies. I honestly think he is an American hero. I wish him well.
I would rather have had it directly myself, but I completely understand why he did it the way he did. In November , it was revealed that seven SEALs recruited by Owen had been disciplined for revealing classified information to a video game company. Send Cancel. Check system status. Toggle navigation Menu. Name of resource. Problem URL. Describe the connection issue.
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SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Responsibility Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer.
Publication New York, New York : Dutton,  Physical description vi, pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations some color , portraits ; 24 cm. Online Available online. Owen, Mark. Maurer, Kevin,. Special operations Military science - United States. Special forces Military science - United States. War on Terrorism, United States. SEALs - Biography. Navy - Commando troops - Biography.