Former Navy SEAL says new Bin Laden mission book may not be as problematic as first assumed
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Last week Fox News revealed that former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette wrote a new memoir about the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, “No Easy Day.” Bissonnette’s family used to live in Wrangell but he grew up in Aniak, a village near Bethel. Though the media initially cried foul saying that the book could cause security problems and Fox News was endangering the author, some opinions have recently shifted. Monday the New York Post reported that Bissonnette is discussing a movie deal with Stephen Spielberg.
Brandon Webb is a former Navy SEAL and author of another SEAL operations book, “The Red Circle.” He edits the blog SOFREP.com, which discusses issues related to US Special Forces. KSTK’s Anne Hillman spoke with him. Webb says that the new book may not be such a bad thing.
A controversial dock project at a popular bear observatory near Wrangell and Ketchikan is moving forward, despite continued opposition from tour operators and a lack of contractors interested in the work. The money for the dock was originally requested by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and her spokesman now says the U.S. Forest Service’s dock plan is not consistent with its original intent. more
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