Former Green Beret Tells Why the CIA’s Live-Tweeting of the bin Laden Raid Was a Bad Idea

The official Twitter feed for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tweeted the various steps that occurred in the early hours of May 2, 2011, as an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs conducted Operation Neptune Spear.

The operation that took out Osama bin Laden.

But one Green Beret called foul on the CIA’s commemoration.

On the fifth anniversary of the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the CIA tweeted each milestone in the operation:

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Usama Bin Ladin operation in

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