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Pentagon Issues Employee Gag Order on ‘No Easy Day’

Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 01:37 PM

By Ted Goldenberg

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The Pentagon may be threatening legal action against the ex-Navy SEAL who penned a book on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — but it won’t stop its employees from reading “No Easy Day.”

The book, which is currently No. 1 on the New York Times best-sellers list, has come under fire by the Defense Department for revealing classified information. Its author, Matt Bissonnette, denies those charges.

The Pentagon has yet to take formal action against Bissonnette, but informed him that he was in direct violation of the non-disclosure agreements he’d signed and that he failed to submit his manuscript for review. It warned him the government was considering “all [legal] remedies.”

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In a Pentagon memorandum to employees obtained by the Washington Post, Defense Department personnel were told they “are free to purchase NED” and “are not required to store NED in [secure] containers . . . unless classified statements in the book have been identified.”

In other words, they can read “No Easy Day,” but then they must keep mum.
The memo goes on to say that all personnel are strictly prohibited from discussing the book. It states employees “shall not discuss potentially classified and sensitive unclassified information with persons who do not have an official need to know and an appropriate security clearance.”

The document also warned employees against participating in online discussions of the book via social networking sites.

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