Fox News is claiming that it has found out the identity of the ex-Navy SEAL who wrote the forthcoming book No Easy Day under the pseudonym of Mark Owen. The news outlet is saying that the real author of the book is Matt Bissonnette, a 36-year-old former Navy SEAL Team 6 member from Alaska. This hasn't been confirmed as of yet, but the site is sticking to its sources anway.
No Easy Day details the raid that ended the life of Osama bin Laden last year, but the book's author wanted to remain anonymous out of fear for his own safety. Like you would expect, many former SEAL members are upset that the book was ever published due to the sensitive nature of their line of work. And a Navy spokesman even told the site, "Any service member who discloses classified or sensitive information could be subject to prosecution-- this doesn't end when you leave the service."
With the book set to be released on September 11, the thought is that No Easy Day will be one of the year's biggest sellers. There is even some speculation that it could affect the 2012 Presidential race. But now that the author's true identity has potentially been leaked, a whole new controversy will take hold of this project.
[Fox News via Gawker]