60 Minutes: No Easy Day Lawsuit & SEALs Mark Owen Vs Osama Bin Laden

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60 Minutes February 24 2013

This week, 60 Minutes presented a special edition of the newsmagazine, devoted to one of the members of SEAL Team 6, which captured and killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011. Mark Owen, the pseudonym of the man behind a book about the historic events, gave his only interview to 60 Minutes. An encore presentation, with an update on the book’s publication, aired on CBS.

60 Minutes: SEALs Mark Owen Disguise & Bin Laden Operation Neptune Spear

60 Minutes: No Easy Day Lawsuit & SEALs Mark Owen Vs Osama Bin Laden

On February 24 2013, 60 Minutes revisited its extensive and exclusive interview with Mark Owen, a Navy SEAL who experienced the Bin Laden compound raid. (Christopher Penler / Shutterstock.com)

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Mark Owen is not his real name, but he really was in the house in Pakistan where American Navy SEALs discovered Osama Bin Laden in 2011. In disguise, Owen took Scott Pelley through the plan, called Operation Neptune Spear, that secretly sent two helicopters into Pakistan on the carefully planned covert mission

60 Minutes: Mark Owen Disguise & Bin Laden Operation Neptune Spear

60 Minutes: Navy SEAL Team 6 Choppers & Shooting Osama Bin Laden

What happens when things don’t go according to plan? The Navy SEALs suddenly found themselves crash landing a helicopter in the back yard of a Pakistan compound. Once they made their way inside, they soon encountered members of the Bin Laden family, including the target himself.

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60 Minutes: Navy SEAL Team 6 Choppers & Shooting Osama Bin Laden

60 Minutes: Mark Owen Bin Laden Photos & SEAL Helicopter Explosion

One of Mark Owen’s tasks was to take photographs of the body of Osama Bin Laden as evidence of a successful mission, in case the helicopter carrying the body was shot down. Plus, why did the Navy have to blow up one of its helicopters before leaving the scene? Get more details about the mission.

60 Minutes: Mark Owen Bin Laden Photos & SEAL Helicopter Explosion

60 Minutes: No Easy Day Lawsuit & Mark Owen Ground Zero

Mark Owen’s book about the Bin Laden mission, No Easy Day, has come under fire from the government, which claims that the book could compromise national security and may hav violated Owen’s secrecy agreement. Find out why their actions could prevent Owen from using the proceeds to support military charities.

60 Minutes: No Easy Day Pentagon Lawsuit & Mark Owen Ground Zero

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Comments

  1. sal says

    If I could let the author of No Easy Day know of one thing, it would be Thank You to you and all the members of the Armed Forces. If I could say one thing to the gentleman at the Pentagon, I would say next time you go and kill a terrorist.

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