We've seen "him" in movies, thanks to 2012's Zero Dark Thirty. We've read about "him," thanks to books like Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. But now we'll finally get the chance to actually meet him, thanks to Fox News. As the network confirmed in a press release, Fox News will identify and interview the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden. The two-night interview, conducted by Peter Doocy, will air Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, and will feature the member of the famous SEAL Team Six detailing what happened on May 1, 2011, the day bin Laden was killed.
As Fox News wrote in its press release:
Revealing his identity and speaking out publicly for the first time, the Navy SEAL, also known as “The Shooter,” will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden. The documentary will provide an extensive, first-hand account of the mission, including the unexpected crash of one of the helicopters that night and why SEAL Team 6 feared for their lives. It will also touch upon what was taking place inside the terrorist compound while President Obama and his cabinet watched from the White House.
Clearly, the interview will come chock full of plenty of drama as well — the release also says the interview will reveal the shooter's confrontation with bin Laden, as well as "what happened when [bin Laden] took his last breath."
There has obviously been a lot of curiosity surrounding the identity of the shooter after President Obama revealed that bin Laden had been taken down during a press conference. And though we were given some access into his life — like in this excellent 2013 interview with Phil Bronstein, in which the SEAL Team Six member remained unidentified — we still haven't been given a name. So it's interesting that now he's coming out to the public. After all, in that same interview with Bronstein, the shooter detailed his fears for his safety, despite the fact that his identity is widely unknown.
But it might be somewhat strategic. In his first interview with Bronstein, the shooter also aired his grievances surrounding the fact that he killed the most infamous terrorist in American history... and was given no health care or pension in return. Bringing that to the public attention on television might just be the thing we need to spark some change for the oft-mistreated U.S. vets.
Providing, of course, Fox News gives the story proper treatment.