Nicholas Schmidle’s article may be a bit misleading. His thrilling account of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and the events leading up to it fully engage the reader, and excite, however, he makes it sound as if he directly interviewed the SEAL team, who was responsible. It must be noted that all of his information came in through other sources that spoke to the team.
Schmidle does have a history of not using the most reliable information. Joshua Foust was recalls when he used it Urdu knowledge to interview Pashto speakers – two languages with different roots and therefore, different syntax.
Regardless, the article is very well written but it does not necessary clarify the entire event and leaves the reader wondering how much of it is accurate.
– The Editor