Whether or not the author is found guilty of leaking classified information or not, one thing that's certain is that the controversial book has added flavour to the already heated debate on the upcoming US elections.
'No Easy Day' that is scheduled for September 11 launch is believed to be a firsthand account of the May 2011 operation, written by the seal under the pseudonym Mark Owen. Though some news channels have made public the name of the seal who could even face an investigation, as he has failed to clear the book with the Defence department, a norm followed before publishing any book that can reveal classified information.
On the other hand, fears have been raised that efforts are being made by the Obama-led government to take all the credit for the raid. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has even criticized President Barack Obama
and his administration - alleging that he has treaded on 'excessive and self-serving leaks of security operations.'
According to Reuters, an anti-Obama campaign has been launched by a group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives, many with Republican ties. Though the White House
has denied revealing or leaking any classified information but that has failed to stop the Republicans from levelling allegations.
Earlier, the Obama adminstration came under fire after it provided some access to a group of filmmakers who are doing a movie on Bin Laden's hunt, 'Zero Dark Thirty'.
The book, according to Penguin, its publishers, promises a 'blow-by-blow narrative of the assault' that begins with the helicopter crash, which could have ended the author's life straight "through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden's death".
Whether or not the authors are found guilty of leaking the classified information or not, one thing certain is that the book has added to the election debate in the US which is getting hotter by the day.