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We are now learning the identity of former navy seal who was one of the first through Osama bin -- store 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's reactions.
To solve this and our national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has more on that the Pentagon good morning Jennifer.
Good morning bill Fox News has learned the identity of a former navy seal -- -- the kid teen fix.
Member who anonymously co -- no easy -- -- firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden a book that set to hit the shelves on September 11.
Known until now only as mark Allen -- sit in them under which he wrote the book.
Fox News has now learned that his name is in fact Matt -- and that.
36 -- 36 of -- Alaska he graduated from his buds training and became a seal in 1999.
He recently retired.
As he did and as did at least one other member of the seal team six involved in the raid.
According to his publisher Penguin Group -- basin that was quote one of the first men through the door on the third floor.
Of the terrorist leader's hideout and was present at his death.
In the book -- that writes quote it is time to set the record straight about one of the most important missions in US military history.
An experienced member of the elite navy seal special operators.
-- -- also participated in the highly publicized rescue of captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean 2009 according to his publisher.
That mission -- a daring rescue that ended when seal snipers shot and killed three Somali pirates all direct shots to the head.
Along with using the pseudonym mark Owen -- and that.
Protected his fellow 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 -- and that.
Or any other former service member could be punished for revealing.
National security secrets related to the bin Laden raid and could -- -- that could be punished.
Investigating if he's made by the Department of Justice as far as we know.
Much attention is being given to the issue of security -- as you know.
Bill in the ongoing presidential race supporters of government Mitt Romney accused President Obama intentionally leaking operational details.
Surrounding the bin Laden raid.
I think it is something to watch.
Jennifer thank you -- -- -- mobile -- in the bottom of why he wanted to keep his identity secret.
Some of those reasons could be quite obvious and that potential punishment that you described could be very intriguing for this former navy seal.
-- Jennifer thank you with the Pentagon and welcome home.
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