Pentagon may prosecute ex-SEAL for bin Laden book

Matt Bissonette, author of the tell-all book "No Easy Day" that relates in minute detail the SEAL's mission that killed Osama bin Laden, may be in big trouble with the Pentagon. AP: The general counsel of the Defense Department, Jeh Johnson, wrote in a letter transmitted Thursday to the author that he had signed two nondisclosure agreements with the Navy in 2007 that obliged him to "never divulge" classified information. "This commitment remains in force even after you left the active duty Navy," Johnson wrote. He said the author, Matt Bissonnette, left active duty "on or about April 20, 2012," which was nearly one year after the May 2011 raid. By signing the agreements, Bissonnette acknowledged his awareness, Johnson wrote, that "disclosure of classified information constitutes a violation of federal criminal law." He said it also obliged the author to submit his manuscript for a security review by the government before it was published. The Pentagon has said the...(Read Full Post)

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