DoD Says SEAL’s bin Laden Book Discloses Secrets
By Bryant Jordan
August 31, 2012

The Defense Department is readying to take legal action against the former Navy SEAL whose book on the mission to take down Osama bin Laden goes on sale next month.

The Pentagon’s senior attorney, in an Aug. 30 letter to “Mark Owen,” the pen name of former SEAL Matt Bissonnette, said DoD officials determined after reading an advance copy of “No Easy Day” that Bissonnette already has violated agreements he signed before leaving the Navy to “never divulge” classified information.

“Further public dissemination of your book will aggravate your breach and violation of your agreements,” Pentagon senior counsel Jeh Johnson wrote. “I write to formally advise you [of this] and to inform you that the Department is considering pursuing against you, and all those acting in concert with you, all remedies legally available to us in light of this situation.”

Bissonnette’s pen name was blown by Fox News not long after word got out that “No Easy Day” was slated for a Sept. 11 release date.

The book reveals that bin Laden was shot not when SEALs entered his upstairs room at the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound, but when he opened the door as the SEALs were rushing up the stairs.

If Bissonnette’s first-hand account is accurate it suggests that the mission was to kill and not capture the mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks. …

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