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Mark Owen Writes Follow-Up to 'No Easy Day'

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette ("Mark Owen") returns with the followup to "No Easy Day."

"No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL" (Dutton), by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer Mark Owen , a pseudonym for former U.S. Navy SEAL team member Matt Bissonnette , caused a stir with "No Easy Day," his firsthand account of a mission in Pakistan in 2011 that resulted in Osama bin Laden's death because he didn't get the book cleared by the Defense Department before publication. In his follow-up, "No Hero: T... more

When “Thank You For Your Service” Is Not Enough

Author Elizabeth Samet reads from "No Man’s Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America" at Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington DC on November 11, 2014

West Point Professor Elizabeth Samet had a formidable task on Veterans’ Day in putting a question mark to the outpouring of “Thank Yous” to the troops. On the Mall in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Metallica led a “Concert for Valor” and singalong from an estimated half million fans to the so-called “One Percent” – the 2.5 million who volunteered for the military after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2011. Newspapers wer... more

Author of 'No Easy Day' Sues Ex-Attorneys

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former Navy SEAL who wrote a book describing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden sued his former lawyers Wednesday for malpractice, saying they gave him bad advice that tarnished his reputation, cost him his security clearance and caused him to surrender much of the book's income to the government. Using the pseudonym "Mark Owen" that he published the book under, Matt Bissonnette filed the lawsuit in feder... more

US Doctor Recounts Kidnap, Rescue in Afghanistan

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DENVER (AP) — An American aid doctor who was held captive by the Taliban for four days in Afghanistan in 2012 said he found a surprising kinship with one of his captors but grieves for a Navy SEAL who was killed during his rescue. Dilip Joseph said Tuesday a 19-year-old Taliban fighter named Wallakah opened up to him about his own violent life and queried Joseph about his, even ask... more

Book Review: ‘The Glass Cage’

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"The Glass Cage: Automation and Us" ( W.W. Norton & Co.), by Nicholas Carr I haven't needed to memorize a phone number since I bought my first cellphone 15 years ago. Now I couldn't recall a single number, not even my mother's (sorry, mom). After reading Nicholas Carr's "The Glass Cage: Automation and Us," I not only long for the time I relied on that part of my brain, I'll be looking for ways to... more

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