Esquire magazine will publish an exclusive in-depth feature story in the March 2013 issue about the former Navy SEAL Team Six member who killed Osama Bin Laden. It also tells how Osama Bin Laden was killed.
The 15,000-word story, “The Shooter,” is written by Phil Bronstein, Executive Chair of the Center for Investigative Reporting (the piece was reported in cooperation with CIR), and is based on extensive interviews with the man who killed bin Laden.
How Osama Bin Laden Was Killed
According to Esquire, the story reveals untold, unforgettable details of the historic nighttime raid in May, 2011 at bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and stands as the definitive account of what happened there that night.
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It also offers a sobering portrait of life after the military and makes the case that the government largely abandons its most elite and highly trained soldiers after their service is over, says the magazine.
The Navy SEAL, identified as “The Shooter” for his safety and that of his family (and out of respect for his colleagues), told Bronstein his story both to correct the historical record of the bin Laden mission and to put a spotlight on how the United States government treats its most highly trained and accomplished soldiers once they return to civilian life.
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According to the story, on the day “The Shooter” departed the military after 16 years, he was left with:
- No medical insurance for him or his family.
- No pension.
- No comprehensive assistance in transitioning to civilian life.
- No provision for security from the threat of retaliation for himself or his family.
- An average wait of nine months for those limited VA benefits that are available to him.
Esquire, published by Hearst Magazines, is a monthly magazine in America.
Founded in 1977, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a nonprofit investigative news organization in the U.S.
Courtesy: Center for Investigative Reporting / Esquire