Censorship of books or other printed materials with a massive purchase to be destroyed are still occurs in developed countries. U.S. defense department reportedly trying to prevent a new book on espionage, written by an intelligence officer rank of lieutenant colonel.
Dark Heart Operation book written by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, an officer who reportedly once told a special commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks that there are at least two terrorist cells were observed by intelligence since 2000 and a year later by Shaffer turns out they were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks.
In the book, Shaffer, who was stationed at Bagram Air Base Afghanistan, told a number of covert operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan and why military leaders failed to win the war against the Taliban.
The Pentagon reportedly approached St. Martin's Press, publisher of the book to buy 10,000 copies the first printing to be destroyed and asked St. Martin's Press to publish a censored edition. A source close to the publisher stating a number of materials have been removed from the book but the Pentagon has not been satisfied.
Shaffer last work under the Defense Intelligence Agency before he was dismissed by reason of breaking lots of rules and claim reimbursement of excessive spending.
The book is now the candidate best-seller even before the official market. [the guardian]