Pentagon Threatens Legal Action Against Former SEAL Over Tell-All Book on Osama Bin Laden Raid
The Pentagon threatened legal action against the former Navy SEAL over his tell-all book on the Osama Bin Laden raid. The book, “No Easy Day,” contradicts the Obama White House’s official account of Bin Laden’s death.
The book will be released on September 4th.
ABC News reported:
The Pentagon has determined the former Navy SEAL who has authored a book about his role in the Osama bin Laden raid is in “material breach” of non-disclosure agreements and warned him it is considering legal action against him as a result.
It added that it is considering legal action against all those “acting in concert” with the SEAL on his book, “No Easy Day,” which is scheduled to be released Tuesday.
A letter by Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson informed the former SEAL that he had violated non-disclosure agreements against releasing classified information.
“In the judgment of the Department of Defense, you are in material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements you signed,” wrote Johnson. “Further public dissemination of your book will aggravate your breach and violation of your agreements.”
Johnson said the department is considering pursuing “all remedies legally available to us.”
The letter was addressed to the author’s pseudonym, “Mark Owen,” because the Pentagon will not publicly reveal the SEAL’s real name.