I was pleased to see that the August 8th New Yorker had a long feature on the Bin Laden raid. I wasn't disappointed on first read. It was detailed and riveting, and I recommended it to friends.
Weird to find out that the author didn't speak to any of the SEALs who went on the raid. I thought that was the whole hook of the piece, especially since there's a sentence about the account being based on the SEALs' recollection of the raid. Turns out he means an account based on accounts of the recollections.
I've got a lot of goodwill for the New Yorker, but I wish this had been more straightforward.