Osama bin Laden

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

Orders were not to kill unless necessary

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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.