Osama bin Laden

Navy SEAL Author of Osama Book May Face Legal Action

The government is embarrassed by an account at odds with the official story


The Pentagon is considering legal action against a former Navy SEAL whose book describes insider details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but it has not made a final judgment on whether the book actually reveals secrets, a spokesman said Friday.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the author, Matt Bissonnette, was deemed to be in violation of two nondisclosure agreements that he signed in 2007 by failing to submit the book for an official security review before it was published. Bissonnette's lawyer on Friday disputed this, saying he believes the decorated former SEAL has "earned the right to tell his story."