Thursday, February 21, 2013

Navy SEAL 'Shooter' Author Didn't Intend Victim Narrative

Ward Carroll at offers a piece on the author of the Esquire magazine piece on the former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden.

The feature story in the most recent edition of Esquire magazine deals with the experiences of the SEAL who shot Osama Bin Laden during the historical raid and after he left the Navy. The article, titled “The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden . . . is Screwed,” has generated some controversy because of the perception among many veterans and agency officials that it gives little play to the veterans benefits unused by the subject while suggesting that the government is guilty of a “startling failure . . . to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives.”
But is the man who killed Osama Bin Laden really ‘screwed’?

“That’s not the word I would have used,” the article’s author Phil Bronstein said, explaining that the title was created by somebody on Esquire’s staff after he submitted it. “But I stand by the magazine’s use of it.”

The veteran newspaperman and war correspondent insists his goal was not to paint the former SEAL as a victim, but to highlight where the system – including the support of non-profit organizations and corporations along with the Department of Defense and the VA – falls short of giving top tier operators what they need once they elect to transition to civilian life. 

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You can also read a previous post on the Esquire piece via the below link:

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