The Department of Defense purchased and destroyed almost 10,000 copies of the St. Martin’s Press first printing of black-ops team leader Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer’s Afghanistan memoir Operation Dark Heart, says CNN, “because they contained information which could cause damage to national security.”

Buy you can still read it, with most of the good parts freshly redacted. St. Martin’s Press has already released a second printing with changes the government requested. To wit, from CNN:

From single words and names to entire paragraphs, blacked out lines appear throughout the book’s 299 pages….One of the book’s first lines reads, “Here I was in Afghanistan (redaction) My job: to run the Defense Intelligence Agency’s operations out of (redaction) the hub for U.S. operations in country.”


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