It seems the Pentagon wants a closer look at Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s forthcoming book. Center for a New American Security senior fellow (and former Washington Post correspondent) Tom Ricks caught on that there is a delay in the publication of McChrystal’s book due out next month and reached out to McChrystal for response.
Word is that McChrystal wrote about a lot of special operations actions. This wasn’t a problem until No Easy Day came out and freaked out everybody in officialdom.
I e-mailed McChrystal to ask about this and got one of those cryptic Special Ops responses: “Thanks. Passing this to my publisher.” They didn’t have any immediate comment but said one is forthcoming.
Ricks also thinks that this might put the publisher in a bind because it likely already printed its first run.