Osama bin Laden

Navy SEAL: Orders Were to Capture Osama bin Laden if Possible

Orders were not to kill unless necessary


Navy SEALS assaulting Osama bin Laden's compound were told to capture the al Qaeda leader if possible, says the retired member of SEAL Team 6 who has written a book about his role in the daring raid. The mission was "not a kill-only" operation, says the former commando, who uses the pseudonym "Mark Owen," in a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley to be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. Excerpts from the interview, in which he also describes the crash-landing of his helicopter in the compound's yard, will appear tonight on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.