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Obama’s bin Laden leaks angered military

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/05/obama’s-bin-laden-leaks-angered-military/622606

When they published their revealing book last August about the nation’s fight against terrorism, the authors, two New York Times national security reporters, immediately felt heat from the Pentagon for dishing too much operational info about the killing of Osama bin Laden.

“I was stopped by a very senior officer in the special operations community who basically wanted to rip my lungs out,” said Thom Shanker, who co-authored “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda,” with Eric Schmitt.

But, he revealed at a counter terrorism expo this week, the info came directly and officially from the White House, not some garbage can digging operation. “I said to him, ‘Sir, that information came officially to us from the podium at the White House,’” Shanker said.

He added, “Your civilian leaders make choices about describing missions, perhaps for their own partisan political ends, perhaps to show the nation that their tax dollars are being spent well, but that’s the way it is.”

Shanker, an acclaimed Pentagon reporter and author, said he had a little advice for the unidentified officer: If you make general, “this is part of your new world.”

He and three other terrorism reporters helped to open the Counter Terror Expo at the Washington Convention Center and revealed something that most outside the journalism world don’t know: Repeatedly, the news biz has held reporting stories about the war on terrorism because it might harm an ongoing operation.

“The media’s got a pretty good record there,” said Schmitt, the Times’ national security reporter. He said that a number of NYT stories have been held and that the paper’s publisher is pressed by President Obama to delay publication “in some cases."

Associated Press reporter Eileen Sullivan added that when a story threatens lives and the Pentagon or White House seek a delay in publishing, “we almost always comply.”


Added: May-17-2012 Occurred On: May-17-2012
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  • Don't worry US military personnel, WE are going to elect a different man as President that respects you and the work that you men and women do. Your votes will NOT be counted. Ours will. He's (Obama) going to cheat his fucking ass off, but it will not be enough.

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    • @PimeTaradox If lying we're an Olympic sport our politicians would win gold, silver and bronze every year. Other countries can try but our corruption runs so deep they don't stand a chance.

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  • Obama is a traitor and a criminal. He needs impeached and put on trial...

    Born in Kenya raised in Indonesia

    STOP SOETORO NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!

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  • I just bought the book on Amazon...thx for the post

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  • For the people saying he is still alive..didnt some of his top officials say he was killed..even al quesadia etc w.e

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  • BEAUTIFUL CONTROL ROOM " LOL

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  • Not Bin Laden in the picture, although I understand your propaganda effort, it becomes pointless and ineffective.
    In short, No body, no head, no picture - No kill.
    As simple as 1,2,3.

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    • @DeerMan
      Apparently Obama and his Administration belong to the same circle of white collar criminal elite as the Bush Administration.
      Look at the people behind Obama and his cabinet, the plot thickens. Im telling you it wasn't just me or you, or the guy across the street who was fucked over, lied to and manipulated like there's no tomorrow, an entire nation was.

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    • @Orwellian_Society True. If conspiracy retards make empty claims, they're true.

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  • Since the GOP wants to nominate a mega rich mormom instead of RP,looks like I'll be voting for Obama.

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    • @Panzerkilla2 Embarrassing. Vote for the leech, instead of a successful person. Smart. They should let you run California. Really.

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    • @ST0N3PONY Obama was successful in some area's and a failure in others.Obama didn't legalize or decriminalize marijuana nor did he get our soldiers out of Afghanistan(that's my problem with him).Romney will probably resurrect the "just say no" program and announce that we'll be in Afghanistan indefinitely,just before he starts a useless war with Iran...I don't like the guy,I think he's the kind of guy that would start a big war without thinking about the consequences through....Like GW

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    • @Panzerkilla2 Riiiight, like Libya. And, Romney wouldn't have closed Gitmo like Obama did. And, Romney will spend like a liberal, unlike Obama. And, Romney doesn't respect our troops, unlike Obama.

      Please. Anybody who would vote for Obama has the IQ of broccoli.

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    • @Panzerkilla2
      What, are you 12 years old?? If I don't get my way than nobody does... na na boo boo! Grow up kid!

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    • @trhew Sorry

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