The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Al-Qaeda mastermind, Osama Bin Laden, is now beneath investigation for presumably releasing categorised info of the operation, the Navy stated.
US Navy spokesman Ryan Perry stated Robert O’Neill is beneath investigation for doubtlessly breaking a code of silence that SEAL members are sworn to uphold relating to their missions, together with the 2011 operation that killed worldwide terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
“The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is in receipt of an allegation that Mr O’Neill may have revealed classified information to persons not authorized to receive such information,” Perry instructed AFP.
“In response, NCIS has initiated an investigation to determine the merit of the allegations.”
O’Neill, 38, who has given many interviews relating to his participation within the operation, triggered controversy within the ranks final month when he took accountability for firing the deadly shot that killed Bin Laden at his secret bunker in Abbottabad, Pakistan, simply throughout the border from Afghanistan, three years in the past.
O’Neill’s account appeared at odds with that of one other former SEAL, Matt Bissonnette, who revealed his model of occasions within the ebook, “No Easy Day” in 2012.
“Two different people telling two different stories for two different reasons,” Bissonnette instructed AFP. “Whatever he says, he says. I don’t want to touch that.”
Meanwhile, Pentagon officers keep they’re unsure as to whose photographs truly killed Bin Laden, the New York Times reported.
O’Neill instructed the Washington Post that he determined to go public together with his info after assembly with family of victims of the September 11, 2001 assaults in New York and Washington.
“The families told me it helped bring them some closure,” O’Neill instructed the Post.