Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets
by David Bauder, Associated Press
September 04, 2012 02:20 PM | 2184 views | 6 6 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This book cover image released by Dutton shows "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden," by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (AP Photo/Dutton, File)
This book cover image released by Dutton shows "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden," by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (AP Photo/Dutton, File)
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Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room and shot him to death, the White House said Tuesday, a change in the official account that raised questions about whether the U.S. ever planned to capture the terrorist leader alive.<br>The Associated Press
Osama bin Laden was unarmed when Navy SEALs burst into his room and shot him to death, the White House said Tuesday, a change in the official account that raised questions about whether the U.S. ever planned to capture the terrorist leader alive.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official says a former Navy SEAL's insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information.

Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters Tuesday that an official review of the book, "No Easy Day," determined that it reveals what he called "sensitive and classified" information. He was not more specific but said the book should have been submitted to the Pentagon before publication for a formal review of potential disclosures of such information.

A lawyer for the author, Matt Bissonnette, has disputed that he was legally obliged to have the book screened before publication.

Little would not say what damage may result from the book's revelations.

Little said the Pentagon has not taken steps to stop the book from being sold on military installations.

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September 05, 2012
Stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

Rule number 1: Don't bring attention to something you don't want people to know.

Why on earth would the Pent. announce that the book contains classified info and secrets?

Even if there is classified info in the book, don't say there is. The ONLY thing they do by making that announcement is INCREASE interest in the book.
count on it
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September 05, 2012
Somehow, the government is going to do everything it can to discredit the author of this book. They will probably hound him in ways we can't imagine. And to top it off, since someone decided to do the dirty and release his name, he and his family will be at risk. That is disgusting! Moreover, i would believe his lawyer before I believe what the people representing the government say.
anonymous
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September 04, 2012
Already reading it on Kindle.
Knowledgeable rider
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September 04, 2012
I find it interesting that the Pentagon has decided that "classified information" is contained in the book. The truth of the matter is the Obama administration is simply upset that this account does not agree with their so-called "official release" of the facts and circumstances. Typical Pentagon.
Lib in Cobb
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August 31, 2012
I am thrilled that CBS is hiding the identity of the author. The man's identity was released several days ago. Nice to see they are right on top of this.
Lib in Cobb
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September 04, 2012
I will add that it was FOX who outed the author. The very RED, the very RIGHT WING, FOX News.
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