To our readers,
In the interest of journalistic integrity we at the New Yorker feel it is necessary to make sure you understand that this article is a dramatization of accounts of the SEALs. Although this article is based off of the words of the SEALs that have been gathered over the course of the past several months, we cannot guarantee the solidity of this interpretation. As in any situation in life, there are as many different stories as there are SEALs who were there.
On that note, this is a riveting article, laden with perspectives from the brave men who were there. Our intent is not to give you an exact step by step game plan of what happened May 2nd, but rather to attempt and give Americans and the rest of the world some better perspective on the mission.