Pentagon Mulls Legal Action Against SEAL Author

The ex-Navy SEAL who wrote "No Easy Day," a controversial new book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, may face criminal charges, The Associated Press reported. The general counsel of the Defense Department, Jeh Johnson, informed the author in a letter on Thursday, that he had signed two nondisclosure agreements with the Navy in 2007 that obliged him to "never divulge" classified information. The lawyer said the former Navy SEAL, who took part in the raid, is in "material breach and violation" of the agreements and that as a result the Pentagon is considering taking legal action against him. The author did not submit the book for pre-publication review that is required by the military secrecy agreements. The department is considering pursuing against him "all remedies legally available to us,” Johnson said.

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