Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Pentagon Considers Lawsuit against Bin Laden Raid Account Author

According to NBC and other media, the Pentagon and the CIA are considering suing Matt Bissonette, the author of a soon-to-be-published account of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound that killed the al Qaeda leader. In his book, "No Easy Day," Mr. Bissonnette may have disclosed secret information that might be classified or sensitive, although that might be difficult to prove. The author, a former Navy SEAL, was a member of the security operation that killed bin Laden last year. The Pentagon's general counsel has told Mr. Bissonnette that he violated non-disclosure agreements. Mr. Bissonnette's account of the raid disagrees with official accounts to some extent.  More here from, here from the BBC.

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