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Terrorism / Bin Laden Raid / Book #1029441

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The controversy over the book “No Easy Day” written by a former Navy SEAL under the name Mark Owen about the raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden examined; details given about the legal issues if classified information is revealed; clip shown from a movie about the raid, “Zero Dark Thirty.” [Former SEAL Brandon WEBB†- says he has friends who feel this was a betrayal.] [Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN††- notes he was not even told who took the shot that killed bin Laden.] [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says the author should have submitted the book for review.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says we were unaware.] [Former Justice Department prosecutor Pat ROWAN†- notes the difficulty in prosecuting this person who risked his life for the operation.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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