Pentagon, Accused of Leaking, Will Discipline Former SEAL

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Monday, 18 Nov 2013 10:58 AM

By Melissa Clyne

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The Pentagon will discipline former SEAL Team 6 member Matt Bissonnette for his book “No Easy Day” that gives a first-person account of the May 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Bissonnette, who wrote the unauthorized book under the pseudonym Mark Owen, likely will be sued by the Pentagon in civil court on grounds that he breached his legal obligations by failing to have the book reviewed and cleared before publication, Pentagon spokesman George Little told the Washington Times.

Bissonnette also is accused of breaching a non-disclosure agreement by writing the book.

The Obama administration however, doesn’t appear to hold itself to the same standard of accountability.

The CIA, according to reports, gave special briefings — leaking a great deal of classified information — to the creators of the Academy Award-nominated movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which gave a detailed version of the hunt and capture of bin Laden, Politico reports.

"The department continues to assert forcefully that this individual breached his legal obligations by publishing the book without pre-publication review and clearance," Little told the Washington Times. "We're also poised to pursue civil litigation, if necessary, for the author's beach."

Bissonnette's supporters say the White House, Pentagon, and CIA anonymously released significant details about the bin Laden raid, perhaps even more than are revealed in "No Easy Day," according to the Washington Times piece.

“Mark has an unshakable respect for the U.S. military, in particular the men he served with,” said Kevin Maurer, the book's co-author.

“If the Pentagon wants commandos to honor agreements, it should set a better example.”

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