Update: A US SOCOM source tells SOFREP that Admiral McRaven’s Public Affairs Officer has been in contact with the author directly, and that (apparently) no classified information has been disclosed in the memoir. We’ll see in the coming months if this proves true or not.

Public and community (SEAL) perception has arguably been set by the publisher (Penguin USA) that this is a “tell all” book. My take is that we wait to pass judgement until the book is released and everyone has had a look. 


There’s blood in the water and the media sharks are hungry with the book “No Easy Day”, authored by a former DEVGRU Operator who was a team leader on the raid that killed UBL.

The Internet and social media has created a world where headlines live and die depending on who’s first to Tweet about it.  It’s something that is causing major headaches in the US Special Operations community.

“The Admiral (SEAL) has locked down all media projects until further notice”– A SEAL Master chief recently told SOFREP.

Writing tell all books of this rare nature can come with tempting seven-figure contracts.  It’s easy to sit back and say this SEAL operator sold out for big money, but before you judge maybe walk a mile in his shoes. More on this later.