Pentagon delays McChrystal’s book publication

October 3, 2012

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. 

According to Ricks

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.

The release of No Easy Day became a point of politics when critics accused the Obama administration, and perhaps President Obama himself, of leaking classified information.

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