Grandstanding so soon after a sensitive mission of this nature may lead to SEAL Team Six (redacted) relocating, a change in unit designation, and perhaps restructuring from the ground up in order to flush out whatever problems the unit has been having.

The timing around the publishing of a blow-by-blow account of the raid so soon after the event itself, with warfighters in theater, still conducting dangerous operations, and a fresh threat chain, may be too much. This book will likely be the tipping point and will result in blowback that will drive policy change across the entire Spec Ops community regarding operators’ ability to write books in the future. Hollywood and media access will be virtually impossible for the foreseeable future.

Legal action against Bissonette is likely, but will come well after November’s elections. However, our opinion is that US SOCOM will be forced to make an example out of Bissonnette and what is perceived as the greatest betrayal the community has ever known. Dark clouds are on the horizon, but Bissonette’s legal team has weathered these types of storms before.

The sad part is that the SEAL teams in general will see a decrease in operational activity and “choice” missions. We are already aware of several operators at SEAL Team Six who have been pulled from regular deployment cycles in order to deal with the aftermath of No Easy Day.