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A former Navy SEAL did not violate military secrecy agreements or break federal law by writing a book about the raid last year that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the author's lawyer said Friday.

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Bergen: Navy SEAL book 'is accurate'updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 13:37:00

CNN's Peter Bergen says the upcoming Navy SEAL book 'No Easy Day' on the bin Laden raid is accurate.

Sense and nonsense about Obama and Osamaupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 13:37:00

On Wednesday some media outlets, including CNN, obtained copies of the heavily embargoed book "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen, the pseudonym of one of the Navy SEALs who was part of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

Navy SEAL writes book on Bin Laden raidupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:56:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the Navy SEAL who has written a book with details on the Bin Laden raid.

Navy SEAL to release book on bin Laden raid, publishing company saysupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:08:00

A book company said Wednesday that it will release on September 11 a firsthand account of the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Are 'Swift Boat' attacks on Obama bogus?updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 14:04:00

A group of former U.S. military and intelligence officers, including retired Navy SEALs, appear in a 22-minute documentary that was released on Wednesday asserting that the Obama administration has leaked considerable classified intelligence about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden for political gain.

Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killingupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 01:30:00

A web video featuring former special forces officers criticizes President Barack Obama for taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and allowing classified information about the raid to become public.

Comic imagines world of super secret military unitupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 01:03:00

Early this year, comic book writer Nathan Edmondson set out to tell fictional stories based on the super-secret U.S. government paramilitary organization once named the Intelligence Support Activity (or ISA).

No one has forgotten your dad, Braydonupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 11:16:00

Monday marks one year since a Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan and killed 30 American service members, 22 of them Navy SEALs. Many of the SEALs belonged to Team 6, the unit whose members were involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Officials: No known Independence Day threatupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 06:52:00

There is no credible information that terrorists are plotting an attack to coincide with the Fourth of July holiday, federal law enforcement officials said.

Navy SEAL delivers commencement speechupdated: Fri May 25 2012 17:01:00

Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens delivered Tufts University's commencement address on May 20, 2012.

A Navy SEAL's wise advice to graduatesupdated: Fri May 25 2012 17:01:00

Each spring, I monitor the list of commencement speakers at our nation's leading colleges and universities. Who is chosen, and who is not, tells us a lot about academia's perception of the most important voices in America.

Administration officials offered access to bin Laden filmmakers, documents showupdated: Wed May 23 2012 21:40:00

Newly released documents have reignited the debate in Washington over whether Obama administration officials granted too much access to filmmakers making a movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden -- and whether national security was compromised in the process.

A visit to Osama bin Laden's lairupdated: Thu May 03 2012 07:37:00

We climbed the stairs to the third floor, where Osama bin Laden died early in the morning of May 2, 2011. I stepped into the bedroom where he was killed and looked up at the ceiling, where you could still see the patterns of blood that had spurted from bin Laden's head when the bullet fired by a U.S. Navy SEAL tore through the terrorist leader's face.

Exclusive access to bin Laden's compoundupdated: Thu May 03 2012 07:37:00

Peter Bergen was the only journalist allowed in the al Qaeda leader's compound. He describes what he saw and learned.

Poll: Many Muslims in Mideast, Pakistan have poor view of al Qaedaupdated: Tue May 01 2012 11:30:00

Most Muslims in several key Middle Eastern and Asian countries hold negative views of the terrorist network al Qaeda a year after U.S. forces killed its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to a recent survey.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Apr 30 2012 14:30:00

[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 30] This is a view of Abbottabad, the town in northwest Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed one year ago this week.

In the Navy? Tiger Woods' 'secret dream'updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 10:48:00

Tiger Woods has done it all in the world of golf. He has won 14 majors, topped the world rankings for a record 623 weeks in a row and enjoyed a lifestyle which the majority of people can only dream of.

Rockets fired at Pakistani military schoolupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 05:58:00

Nine rockets were fired at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul Friday about 500 meters from the infamous compound of Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Syed Imtiaz, Hussain Shah a senior police official said.

Who are the SEALs?updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 22:36:00

The same elite Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden took part in a daring nighttime rescue in Somalia of two American and Danish foreign aid workers, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Aid workers rescued in Somaliaupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 22:36:00

U.S. forces in military helicopters freed two hostages from pirates in a nighttime raid in Somalia.

Military confirms RPG downed helicopter in Afghanistan, killing 38updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 21:34:00

The August downing of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that killed 38 people, including 17 U.S. Navy SEALs, was caused by a rocket-propelled grenade, fired by insurgents, that struck the aircraft's aft rotor blade, the U.S. Central Command officially confirmed on Wednesday.

Commander: Special ops ready, willing and under pressureupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 15:53:00

America's top commando said Thursday that special operations forces had conducted some 2,000 raids in Afghanistan over just the past year but that talking -- not shooting -- is the way forward.

People.com: Our Idiot Brother Music Video Stars Adorable Golden Retrieverupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 10:50:00

Just like the friendly pooch in Paul Rudd's new comedy, this retriever steals the show

People.com: Kim Kardashian's Honeymoon Interrupted by Goats!updated: Fri Aug 26 2011 18:09:00

The newlywed encounters a herd of a holdup during her honeymoon in Italy

Funeral for U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan set for Fridayupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 01:25:00

Some of the 30 service members killed in the August 6 helicopter attack in Afghanistan will be buried during a funeral service Friday in Virginia, officials said.

Louisianans remember Navy SEAL killed in Afghan helicopter attackupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 22:28:00

Hundreds gathered in northern Louisiana on Saturday to honor a Navy SEAL, one of 30 U.S. military personnel killed one week earlier when their helicopter went down in Afghanistan.

People.com: Inside President Obama's Visit with Grieving Navy SEAL Familiesupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 09:33:00

The names of the soldiers and inside President Obama's visit with their grieving families

Defense officials: Fewer SEALs died in crash than originally believedupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 16:22:00

The Pentagon will put the death toll of Navy SEALs in last weekend's downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan at 17, according to two Defense Department officials.

Troops' remains return homeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 20:10:00

Barbara Starr reports on the military's "dignified transfer" of the troops killed in a helicopter attack in Afghanistan.

Kansas boy wants the world to recognize his fallen fatherupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 13:18:00

A young boy in Kansas was among millions in America who watched the horrifying news this past weekend about the Chinook that went down in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

'I wouldn't wish this on anyone,' Navy SEAL widow saysupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 09:32:00

Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn "wouldn't want to leave this Earth any other way than how he did," his wife told CNN, a day after she learned her husband was one of 30 U.S. service members killed in a helicopter crash Saturday in Afghanistan.

Slain Navy SEALs had targeted known Taliban leader, officials sayupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 05:40:00

The American commandos who died when their helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan were targeting a Taliban commander directly responsible for attacks on U.S. troops, military officials with knowledge of the operation said Sunday.

SEALs killed were on rescue missionupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 05:40:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports, Navy SEALs killed in a chopper crash in Afghanistan were en route to rescue other troops.

Afghan crash highlights critical, dangerous role of special forcesupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 05:39:00

The shooting down of a Chinook helicopter in central Afghanistan with the loss of 38 lives -- most of them U.S. Navy SEALs -- highlights two crucial aspects of the conflict in Afghanistan, as U.S. forces begin to draw down and Afghan security forces start taking the lead.

Who are the Navy SEALs?updated: Mon Aug 08 2011 05:38:00

Most of those killed on the helicopter that crashed in eastern Afghanistan overnight were a part of the fighting force known as the Navy SEALs, two U.S. government officials said.

The men who got bin Ladenupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 05:38:00

What went into the making and training of Navy SEAL team six? CNN's Chris Lawrence found out.

U.S. official: Killed forces were reinforcing troops in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Aug 07 2011 06:27:00

In the single deadliest loss for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began in late 2001, 30 service members died early Saturday when a helicopter carrying them went down while they were reinforcing other troops, officials said.

People.com: Jenna Lee Marries Navy SEAL Leif Babinupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 15:50:00

Lee and Navy SEAL Leif Babin tie the knot in a 4th of July celebration in Texas

Pakistan rejects new U.S. accusation of leaksupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 12:06:00

Pakistan's security forces are not tipping off militants about upcoming raids, the country's top military spokesman said Monday, adding that tribal elders are sometimes notified before the military moves into their regions.

Disney drops bid to trademark 'SEAL Team 6'updated: Fri May 27 2011 04:34:00

Walt Disney Co. has withdrawn its application to trademark the term "SEAL Team 6," the name of the elite Navy unit that took out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Source: SEALs wore helmet-mounted cameras in bin Laden raidupdated: Fri May 13 2011 17:22:00

Members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team that attacked Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound were wearing helmet-mounted digital cameras that recorded the mission, a U.S. military official told CNN Friday.

Official: Bin Laden death offers 'new narrative' ahead of Obama speechupdated: Wed May 11 2011 20:33:00

The speech President Barack Obama plans to deliver on his Middle East policy has not yet been written, said a senior administration official, but "it will likely reference" the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs.

U.S. was prepared to fight Pakistani forces, officials sayupdated: Wed May 11 2011 04:25:00

The Obama administration had "very detailed contingency plans" for military action against Pakistani forces if they had tried to stop the U.S. attack on Osama bin Laden's compound, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the plan.

SEALs ready to fight Pakistani militaryupdated: Wed May 11 2011 04:25:00

The SEALs that raided bin Laden's compound braced for a fight with Pakistani military, according to The New York Times.

Sources: Bin Laden leads not producing 'smoking gun kind of stuff'updated: Tue May 10 2011 19:12:00

A federal law enforcement source tells CNN that counterterrorism agents in New York are actively working leads tied to evidence obtained by the elite Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden.

Did bin Laden's wife rush Navy SEALs?updated: Tue May 10 2011 09:03:00

HLN's Nancy Grace wants to know if Osama bin Laden's wife charged the U.S. commandos, who stormed the compound?

Ship named to honor fallen Navy SEALupdated: Sun May 08 2011 13:48:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti talks to the father of late Navy SEAL Michael Murphy at the christening of a ship in his son's honor.

Navy ship dedicated to fallen SEALupdated: Sun May 08 2011 13:48:00

Under clear, blue skies, a ship dedicated to fallen Medal of Honor recipient and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy was christened Saturday by his mother, Maureen, at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine.

Highlights: Key points in the raid that killed bin Ladenupdated: Sat May 07 2011 14:36:00

Below is the most current account of the origins and execution of an early Monday morning raid that resulted in the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and four others. These details are from U.S. officials, unless otherwise noted.

18 famous, and infamous, missionsupdated: Sat May 07 2011 10:01:00

When the U.S. Navy SEAL team assaulted the compound of Osama bin Laden this week, the killing of the terrorist leader was seen around the world as a major success, a demonstration of the skill and planning by America's most elite forces.

The Navy SEALs' stealth helicopterupdated: Fri May 06 2011 16:49:00

CNN's "American Morning" discusses the Navy SEALs' new stealth helicopter used in the bin Laden mission.

For America, a momentupdated: Fri May 06 2011 11:59:00

clo·sure: 2. a bringing to an end; conclusion.

SEALs team unnoticed in hometown updated: Fri May 06 2011 00:13:00

The Navy SEAL team involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden returns to their hometown. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

In commandos' home base, pride is deep and lips are sealedupdated: Fri May 06 2011 00:13:00

The commando team that killed Osama bin Laden has already returned to American soil, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. But in the town where they are widely believed to be based, you would never know it -- which is clearly by design.

Official: Bin Laden material shows threats to railways, key citiesupdated: Thu May 05 2011 23:11:00

Information taken from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan indicates that al Qaeda was mulling attacks on a handful of U.S. cities, timed to significant dates, a U.S. official said.

Children with Bush on 9/11 relive moments 10 years laterupdated: Thu May 05 2011 07:45:00

As children, they had a front row seat to history ­ to an event they did not understand. Startled and confused, they watched the president of the United States receive the news that their country was under attack by terrorists.

Sony mum on details about ongoing PlayStation Network outageupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 22:55:00

PlayStation Network users are still waiting for an extra life.

Navy SEAL accused of smuggling illegal weapons from Iraq, Afghanistanupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 08:35:00

The arrest of a Navy SEAL accused of trying to sell arms smuggled from Iraq or Afghanistan has raised questions about how he managed to get 80 high-powered weapons into the U.S. through military transport.

Iraqi military guns allegedly sold to undercover policeupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 14:30:00

An active-duty U.S. Navy SEAL and two other men were arrested this week for allegedly selling machine guns and other firearms to undercover law officers in Nevada and Colorado, authorities said Thursday.

Two U.S. war casualties three years apart share a final resting placeupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 08:55:00

In a quiet ceremony Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, a Marine killed three years ago in Iraq was reburied to be next to his close friend, a Navy SEAL who was recently killed in Afghanistan and who will be laid to rest alongside the Marine on Monday.

Hero skipper ignored pirate warnings, crew saysupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 11:19:00

The captain of the container ship Maersk Alabama ignored explicit warnings to stay well off the coast of Somalia before his capture by pirates in 2009, according to 16 of its 19 crew members.

Somali pirate pleads guilty in Maersk Alabama hijackingupdated: Tue May 18 2010 22:07:00

A Somali pirate who prosecutors say led the attack on a U.S. vessel off the coast of Africa last year pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to charges he hijacked the ship and kidnapped the captain.

Navy SEAL acquitted of assaulting Iraqi detaineeupdated: Thu May 06 2010 19:51:00

Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe, who was accused of punching an Iraqi detainee, was found not guilty on all charges by a military jury Thursday.

Military jury hears detainee's abuse allegations in Navy SEAL's trialupdated: Wed May 05 2010 11:22:00

An Iraqi detainee said he was kicked and punched while his hands were tied behind his back in a recording played Tuesday in the trial of a Navy SEAL accused of assaulting the detainee.

Trial of Navy SEAL begins in alleged beating of al Qaeda suspectupdated: Mon May 03 2010 18:15:00

The military judge in the court martial of a Navy SEAL accused of abusing an al Qaeda suspect denied a motion Monday to introduce what the defense said was evidence of unlawful command influence.

2nd Navy SEAL found not guilty in Iraqupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 20:12:00

A military judge Friday found Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, one of three Navy SEALs accused in the alleged beating an Iraqi detainee, not guilty, a military spokesman said. Keefe was accused of dereliction of duty for not preventing abuse of a prisoner.

Navy SEAL not guilty of charges in Iraqupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 08:44:00

The first of three Navy SEALs accused of mishandling a suspect in the high-profile killings of contractors in Iraq was found not guilty at a court-martial Thursday.

Trial opens for Navy SEAL charged with abusing Falluja suspectupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 21:11:00

An Iraqi who accused sailors of assaulting him while in detention testified Wednesday he was handcuffed, blindfolded and struck, a painful ordeal that ended after he pleaded for the beating to stop.

People.com: Vanessa Hudgens's 'Intense' New Exercise Partners: Navy Sealsupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 11:29:00

"It was the most intense thing that anyone could ever do," the actress says about training for Sucker Punch

Congressmen to Pentagon: Exonerate Navy SEALs in Iraq incidentupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 21:58:00

A trio of congressional Republicans passionately appealed to the Pentagon on Thursday to drop charges against three Navy SEALs accused of assaulting an Iraqi suspected of orchestrating the 2004 killing and mutilation of four U.S. contractors.

Final flight for 'Sully'updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:26:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River last year, is retiring.

Intriguing people for March 4, 2010updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:26:00

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger: On January 15, 2009, the airline captain, along with co-pilot Jeff Skiles, guided US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people on board.

2 Navy SEAL cases moved to Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 15:07:00

Two of three Navy SEALs accused in the alleged assault of an Iraqi suspected of orchestrating the 2004 killing and mutilation of four U.S. contractors in Falluja will have their cases heard in Iraq, a judge ruled Monday.

Navy SEALs accused of punching accused Falluja plotterupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 19:58:00

Three U.S. Navy SEALs face criminal charges after the alleged mastermind of one of the most notorious crimes against Americans in Iraq accused them of punching him after his capture, the military said Wednesday.

Analysis: Blackwater has longstanding ties to CIAupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 23:32:00

The private military contractor formerly known as Blackwater has held classified contracts with the Central Intelligence Agency for nearly a decade, but an allegation that the contractor was part of a secret CIA program to kill al Qaeda operatives -- if true -- would take the relationship to a whole new level.

Navy investigating missing money after pirate rescueupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 17:53:00

The Navy is investigating how thousands of dollars went missing in the rescue of the captain of the Maersk Alabama in April, a Pentagon source told CNN.

Somali PM on piracyupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 21:06:00

CNN's David McKenzie sat down with Somalia's prime minister to discuss piracy and how to stop it.

Pirates' former hostage favors more government protectionupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 21:06:00

Richard Phillips, the cargo-ship captain whose capture by pirates triggered a dramatic U.S. Navy rescue off the coast of Africa, called on the federal government Thursday to provide military escorts for international shipping vessels.

People.com: INSIDE STORY: The Dramatic Rescue of Capt. Richard Phillipsupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 12:11:00

Jittery pirates, a failed escape - and Navy SEALs who dropped from the night sky

Commentary: Where heroes come fromupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 10:39:00

There is a beach in Coronado, California, just across the bridge from San Diego. It offers a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, which is why it attracts tourists who are drawn to the sun.

Blackwater chief testifiesupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 19:52:00

Blackwater USA Chairman Erik Prince testifies before a House committee about his embattled security firm.

Mom: Blackwater should never forget my boyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 19:52:00

Katy Helvenston never wants Blackwater or America to forget her boy. Scott Helvenston was a decorated Navy man who, at age 17, became one of the youngest Navy SEALs in U.S. history.

Navy believes video shows SEAL's ID, weaponupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 20:51:00

A purported al Qaeda video aired on an Arabic-language news network appears to show the photo identification card and weapon of one of the Navy SEALs killed in late June in eastern Afghanistan, a Navy official said.

CNNMoney: Superyachts of the CEOsupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 15:08:00

Imagine yourself cruising the high seas in a lavish, super-secret ocean-faring vessel complete with a remote controlled undersea rover, a 12-man submersible and a personal crew of 60, including several former Navy Seals and a recording studio.

Bodies of 2 Navy SEALs found in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 09:55:00

The bodies of two Navy SEALs have been found in Afghanistan a week after their four-man team went missing, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

Helicopter crash victims identifiedupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 11:06:00

The U.S. military on Saturday released the names of the 16 service members killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. Eight were Special Operations soldiers and eight were Navy SEALs.

Incentives target special ops troopsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2005 19:42:00

The Pentagon has approved an incentives package designed to retain special operations troops in the military, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Navy investigates Iraq prisoner photosupdated: Sat Dec 04 2004 12:59:00

The U.S. Navy is looking into whether photographs on the Internet that seem to show Navy SEALs posing with Iraqi prisoners show any evidence of prisoner abuse, Navy officials said.

Three Navy SEALs charged in Iraqi man's deathupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 15:47:00

Three U.S. Navy SEALs have been charged with maltreating an Iraqi detainee who died after he was turned over to the U.S. Army in Mosul in April 2004, the Navy said Friday.

Fortune: Fortunes of War A mercenary's dream at the outset of the war, Iraq is turning into a difficult market for security firms. Most oupdated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

Oh, what a lovely war it's been for security contractors in Iraq. Taking on the many military tasks outsourced by the stretched-thin Pentagon, they have profited from a battle-zone gold rush: an i...

FSB: Winging Itupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

If Robert Fulton Jr. had his way, we would be commuting in flying cars. In 1945, Fulton invented the Airphibian, a Stinson Voyager plane that converts into a car. Never mass-produced, the Airphibia...

CIA investigating deaths of prisonersupdated: Thu May 06 2004 14:00:00

An Iraqi prisoner who died in November while under interrogation by a CIA officer and contract translator arrived at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison with broken ribs and breathing difficulties after his arrest by Navy SEALs, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Fortune: Rapid Transit Riverboarding--it's like rafting without the raft--is the next wave in white-water fun. David Stires takes a ride updated: Mon Jul 21 2003 00:01:00

Floating quietly, I'm enjoying a final moment of peace before the madness begins. I'm sprawled out on what is really just a big kickboard, and it seems woefully inadequate for navigating the feroci...

Fortune: 2001: A DVD Odyssey Aboard the Space Stationupdated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

When it comes to portable DVD players, Sony's DVP-FX1 is literally out of this world. In February a pair of the Sony players, along with a library of donated DVD movies and audio CDs, were rocketed...

Fortune: Sam Hill updated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

As co-founder of Helios Consulting and co-author of books like last year's Radical Marketing, Sam Hill investigates the fringes of the market. "Back in the '50s," he says, "I would have climbed int...

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