BELL COUNTY – Several military posts, including Fort Hood, refuse to carry the controversial book "No Easy Day."
"Due to it to its unique mission and customer base, we will not stocking 'No Easy Day,'" said Judd Anstey, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
AAFES runs the base exchanges for the Air Force and the post exchanges for the Army around the world; including Fort Hood.
The department said they were not given a direct order from the Pentagon to ban the book, but made their decision because military officials said the book details classified information posing an operational security risk to military units.
While the book may not be sold on Fort Hood, that has not stopped Army families and others in Central Texas from buying it.
"We could not keep them on the shelves during the first week," said Irene Krzywonski.
Krzywonski is the merchandise manager at the Barnes & Noble in Harker Heights.
She said there has seen a large interest in the book and that it has been the stores best seller.
"No Easy Day" has been number one on Amazon for the last two weeks and is expected to be a New York Times best seller.
Krzywonski, who comes from an Army family, said she was interested in the book because of her father's tours in Vietnam and Korea.
After reading portions of it she said she doesn't understand what all the controversy is about.
"I think we do need to have a chance as American's to know what exactly happened. I understand there is a security issue and being a proud American I don't think anything should be released you know to harm the U.S. but I haven't really noticed whole lot of the security issues being released at all, I do think that he was very careful," Krzywonski said.
The book provides an account of the Osama Bin Laden raid in Pakistan that differs in some ways from the official administration account.
The Pentagon said the author, Matt Bissonette, failed to follow the non-disclosure agreement he signed in 2007; saying he must present any publication he wrote to the Pentagon prior to publishing.
Bissonette and his lawyers said the book releases no classified information or identities of other SEALs.
The Pentagon said it is still weighing the option of taking legal action against Bissonette.
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