Pentagon warns former SEAL about bin Laden book — CNN — Barbara Starr
The Pentagon general counsel threatened legal action Thursday against a former Navy SEAL who wrote a revealing book about last year’s Osama bin Laden raid, warning him he has violated secrecy agreements and broken federal law.
In a letter addressed to “Mark Owen,” the pen name of book author Matt Bissonnette, General Counsel Jeh Charles Johnson wrote the Pentagon is considering pursuing “all remedies legally available” against the former SEAL and his publisher, Penguin Putnam.
When I saw plans for this book to be put on the shelves at work, I had wondered if this was really something to publish in the first place, if not so soon. Wouldn’t this be confidential? Wouldn’t this spark even more conspiracy theories?