Latest Esquire has a remarkable interview with the US Navy SEAL operator who shot dead Osama Bin Laden.
Described only as 'The Shooter', he discusses the OBL operation itself, the moment he killed Bin Laden and the toll his time in the SEALs and on combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has taken on his marriage, his family life and his body.
He has left the US Navy and is now out of work with no idea what he will do for a living and to take care of his family - or pay for their health insurance and his own, especially as he needs ongoing treatment for injuries picked up in combat.
He has a real Catch-22 dilemma - his unique selling-point and best asset is the one thing he can never, ever, discuss publicly for the protection of his own life and those of his wife, kids and close family.
And the US government do not seem prepared to assist him - either with the transition to civilian life or protection for him and his family.
It's a long interview and quite heavy going but it is well worth reading.
And I suggest posters read the interview in its entirety before rushing to judgement.
The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed
For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives.
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