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No Easy Day

No Easy Day is a military memoir written under the pseudonym 'Mark Owen' detailing the mission that killed al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden. The author was a member of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) that participated in the mission of Laden's death.


  • Title: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden
  • Author(s): Matt Bissonnette (under the pseudonym Mark Owen), Kevin Maurer
  • Publication date: September 4, 2012


The author of the book is Matt Bissonnette, one of the United States Navy SEALs who participated in the mission. Bissonnette's identity is confirmed to be the author of book by the Department of Defense.


'No Easy Day' is published by Dutton Penguin. The book was initially scheduled to be published on September 11, 2012 but was moved up a week following surge of orders. It was originally planned to release 300,000 copies of the book, but it was increased to 575,000 copies.

The release of the book is likely to be stalled as the US Department of Defense is threatening legal action against the author and the release. The Pentagon said that the author had signed two non-disclosure agreements preventing him to divulge any military secrets.

Threat from al-Qaeda

The al-Qaeda has issued a threat against the author and called on militants to exact revenge on him for participating in the mission that killed Osama bin Lade.

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The Pentagon threatens legal action against author of 'No Easy Day'
'No Easy Day' is due to be released on September 4

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