In the book "No Easy Day," a former Navy SEAL writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, details the death of Osama Bin Laden. The book, whose cover proclaims that it is "the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden," will hit shelves Tuesday, a week earlier than scheduled, due to demand.
Also, perhaps, due to the fact that several media outlets have gotten copies of it and begun revealing its contents.
The Associated Press reports, "Bin Laden apparently was hit in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction, according to former Navy SEAL Mark Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen. ... Bissonnette says he was directly behind a 'point man' going up the stairs. 'Less than five steps' from top of the stairs, he heard 'suppressed' gunfire: 'BOP. BOP.' The point man had seen a 'man peeking out of the door' on the right side of the hallway."
Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, had gone into hiding after claiming responsibility for the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. He was discovered in Pakistan and killed May 2, 2011, in a raid led by American forces.