The Obama administration’s account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden “directly contradicts” the experiences of Navy SEALs involved, according to a new book by former SEAL commander Chuck Pfarrer.
In “SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden,” Pfarrer details the mission through extensive interviews with the SEALs involved, the book advertises.
“In a hasty effort to claim victory and make political haste, administration aides changed their stories several times,” reads a press release for the book. “Their leaks made SEAL Team Six look ineffective and clumsy.”
The book sets the record straight, the release claims, “taking readers on the helicopter flight over the wall that leads deep into the terrorist lair and describing what it looked, sounded and smelled like as the bullets flew.”
Key contradictions between Pfarrer’s account and the White House account include details on how the SEALs entered bin Laden’s compound – they landed on the roof, not the ground, according to the book – and how long it took the SEALs team to kill bin Laden, which the book says was roughly 90 seconds.
Pfarrer’s book will be available Nov. 8.