The wait is over for a book that claims to reveal a lot of what went down during the Osama Bin Laden raid. A former member of Seal Team Six who was on the mission is the author and the controversial book is now on bookstore shelves. One former member of Seal Team 17 tells KCEN HD News what he thinks about the tell all book.
"No Easy Day" is already flying off shelves and is a best seller, all on it's first day.
Todd English is a former member of Seal Team 17 and he couldn't wait to get his hands on the new book at Barnes and Noble in Harker Heights."I know this current administration has put a certain spin on things and it's nice to know the truth from an individual who's been there first hand," he said.
Under the pseudonym Mark Owen, the ex-member of Seal Team Six describes how they killed Osama Bin Laden, saying "he had no intention of fighting."
But the white house tells a different story.
"There was a female who was in fact in the line of fire that reportedly was used as a shield to shield bin laden from the incoming fire," said John Brennan, President Obama's Chief Counterterrorism Advisor.
Books about such classified information must first be reviewed and cleared, but this one was not and could face government legal action.
Todd doesn't think it will go that far. "I haven't read the book but I seriously doubt that there's, he put anything out that he wasn't suppose to," he said.
The book's release is controversial, upsetting some military members.
"I think what is military affairs should be kept military affairs. I don't support it, the idea of having a book published being published out," said a Fort Hood Soldier, Ray.
But Todd thinks a first hand account is the only way to get the truth. "There's so many rumors out there and it's nice to be able to dispel them," he said.
"No Easy Day" lists for about $30 but the author says he will donate proceeds to charity in honor of military members lost since 9/11.