Pentagon may take legal action against SEAL author

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    Pentagon may take legal action against SEAL author - A&E - Boston.com

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s top lawyer has informed the former Navy SEAL who wrote a forthcoming book describing details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that he violated agreements to not divulge military secrets and that as a result the Pentagon is considering taking legal action against him.

    The general counsel of the Defense Department, Jeh Johnson, wrote in a letter transmitted Thursday to the author that he had signed two nondisclosure agreements with the Navy in 2007 that obliged him to ‘‘never divulge’’ classified information.

    ‘‘This commitment remains in force even after you left the active duty Navy,’’ Johnson wrote. He said the author, Matt Bissonnette, left active duty ‘‘on or about April 20, 2012,’’ which was nearly one year after the May 2011 raid.

    By signing the agreements, Bissonnette acknowledged his awareness, Johnson wrote, that ‘‘disclosure of classified information constitutes a violation of federal criminal law.’’ He said it also obliged the author to submit his manuscript for a security review by the government before it was published. The Pentagon has said the manuscript was not submitted for review, although it obtained a copy last week.

    Johnson said that after reviewing a copy of the book, ‘‘No Easy Day,’’ the Pentagon concluded that the author is in ‘‘material breach and violation’’ of the agreements.
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    Pretty shocked the whole conservative community isn't up in arms about this..

    Oh yeah..it was critical of Obama.

    What was I thinking. Divulging national secrets is okay when it's against an American Commander in Chief they don't like.

    Conservatives are all about "fucking their country" when it's a leader they don't like.
     
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    But, obama wasn't in breach of anything when he opened up everything to Kathryn Bigelow to make her movie. This regime has the integrity of the average hairball vomited up by the average alley cat. The attack on the Seal has one purpose. The government will use this to seize the profits from the book for the government instead of letting those profits go to charities that benefit injured veterans. Then, following the democrat script, the author will be castigated for making a fortune on the bodies of his fellow military who have fallen.
     
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    Does the term "Commander in Chief" mean anything to you?
     
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    Standard Form 312 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Standard Form 312 (SF 312) is a non-disclosure agreement required under Executive Order 13292 to be signed by employees of the U.S. Federal Government or one of its contractors when they are granted a security clearance for access to classified information.​

    Obama had to sign one of those. But of course, it doesn't apply to him, right?
     
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    laws dont apply to criminals, ask the illegals taht when they are voting for the dems.
     
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    Yes, a public servant who is subject to the same laws as anyone else.

    What does it mean to you?
     
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    which illegals do you know personally that did this?
     
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    Or when the CIC does it himself.

    Yep, just like the way you guys treated Bush. How soon you forget.
     

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