Fox News Channel will debut The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden, on November 11 and 12, described as an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who fired the shots that killed the terrorist leader. In the special, the man’s identity will be revealed, and he will describe the events leading up to and during the raid that took place on May 1st, 2011.
FNC says the Navy SEAL, known as “The Shooter,” will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force, his involvement in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden, Bin Laden’s final moments, his last breath, and “touch upon what was taking place inside the terrorist compound while President Obama and his cabinet watched from the White House.” The network’s Washington correspondent Peter Doocy will host on Tuesday, November 11th and Wednesday, November 12th from 10-11 PM/ET.
Last month, the Navy SEAL made headlines when he gave an interview to Esquire that ran as: “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden…Is Screwed.” In the interview, he spoke about the raid and the three shots that killed Bin Laden but also “about the personal aftermath for himself and his family…and, the startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives,” as the magazine described it. Because “the Shooter,” as he is referred to in the story, was never identified, some questioned its accuracy. And, in a follow-up article in NavyTimes, Rear Adm. Sean Pybus, the commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, insisted the SEAL “knew full-well he was leaving the service short of a retirement and without benefits.” The Esquire piece had asserted the former SEAL was “screwed” by losing his military health insurance benefits when he left service in September 2012. But, in a statement, Pybus said the SEAL in the article knew what he was giving up in leaving service with 16 years, shy of the 20-year retirement mark.