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We are now learning the identity of former navy seal who was one of the first through Osama bin Laden's door the night he was taken now and whose upcoming book by the way on that mission aims to quote.
Set the record straight about one of the most important missions in US military history.
As you can imagine there -- reaction to having -- all this and our national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has more on that pentagon good morning Jennifer.
Good morning tell Fox News has learned the identity of a former navy field thinking it -- teen six.
Remember who anonymously co authored no easy -- the first hand account of the mission that killed a -- -- loud and a book that -- to hit the shelves on September 11.
Known until now only as mark Allen hidden them under which.
He wrote the book.
Fox News has now learned that his name is in fact Matt -- and net.
36 age 36 of -- -- Alaska he graduated from his buds training and became a -- in 1999.
He recently retired.
As he did -- as did at least one other member of the field teams -- involved in the raid.
According to its publisher Penguin Group.
-- -- and that was quote one of the first -- through the door on the third floor.
Of the terrorist leader's hideout and was present at his death.
In the book because that writes quote it is time to set the record straight about one of the most important mission in US military history.
An experienced member of the elite navy -- special operators because that also participated in the highly publicized rescue of captain Richard Phillips.
In the Indian Ocean in 2009 according to his publisher.
That mission -- a daring rescue that ended -- seal snipers shot and killed three Somali pirates all direct shot to the head.
Along with using the -- mark Allenby -- that.
Protected his -- seal team six members by changing their names in the book.
But the Pentagon and CIA said Wednesday that the book was not vetted in any way by either department.
To prevent unwanted classified information from being released US navy officials tell fox it is possible because -- Or any other former service member could be punished for revealing.
National security secrets related to the bin Laden raid and could -- connect could be punished.
Investigation is made by the Department of Justice as far as we know.
Much attention has been given -- the issue of security -- as you know bill in the ongoing presidential race supported the government Mitt Romney accused President Obama intentionally leaking operational details surrounding the bin -- grade.
It is something to watch.
Now Jennifer thank you for that -- mobile get to the bottom of why he wanted to keep his identity secret.
Some of those reasons could be quite obvious and the potential punishment that you described.
Could be very intriguing for this former navy seal by Jennifer thank you at the Pentagon a welcome home.
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