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The former Navy SEAL who wrote about his part in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was interviewed on "60 Minutes." The CBS news program disguised his face and altered his voice to protect his identity.
"He calls himself Mark Owen. That's not his real name. We've disguised him and will keep his name confidential for his own safety," begins the "60 Minutes" piece.
CBS used a professional makeup artist to render his true appearance unrecognizable, The Atlantic reported.
Mark Owen is the pen name of the author of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed
Originally posted by adjensen
What's the point of "disguising" him, when his real name has already been published? (Source)
Guy screwed up, royally. Special Forces don't talk about that stuff, and they surely don't write books about it. Personal gain at the expense of your fellow servicemen borders on treason, in my opinion.