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Initial post: Aug 31, 2012, 9:47:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 31, 2012, 9:58:00 AM PDT
Burntumbre says:
DoD may take legal action against SEAL author, MATT BISSONETTE :
[NOTE: Mark Owen is the pseudonym of "NO EASY DAY" author, Matt Bissonnette]
QUOTE BEGIN: By Robert Burns - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Aug 30, 2012 20:55:14 EDT
Marine Corps Times Online:

WASHINGTON - 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 it actually reveals secrets, a spokesman said Friday.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the author, MATT BISSONNETTE [author's legal name], 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.

Little would not say what legal options the Pentagon is considering or when it might take action... detailed article continues in "THE MARINE CORPS TIMES ONLINE" at:

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 12:42:36 PM PDT
And the author knew full well what the politicized careerist military brass would do to him when he published this, so that makes him doubly brave in my opinion.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 2:56:28 PM PDT
S. SIRENKO says:
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Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 4:03:35 PM PDT
LM says:
The author completely vetted this book, both with Special Ops attorneys and fellow Seals before he published it. There is nothing they can do to him. Obama wants him shut down because the book makes him look bad.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012, 4:17:15 PM PDT
na says:
I wonder how many of the "secrets" in the book were were leaked for new Osama Bin Laden film 'Zero Dark Thirty', directed by Kathryn Bigelow? Now in post -production, you should check out the trailer. Seems it's OK if to divulge secrets if it makes the administration look good. And because these "secrets" are, know, secrets, they couldn't be fact checked.... Until now .

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2012, 6:47:54 PM PDT
Andrew says:

Posted on Sep 6, 2012, 1:00:33 PM PDT
He got it cleared through DoD--end of story.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012, 6:06:28 PM PDT
The Ministry of Love aka the Department of "Defense" [sic] concocted this phony tale of Osama's assassination, so any "prosecution" will be solely for show, to convince the fools that the tale is "true."

Posted on Sep 22, 2012, 11:02:52 PM PDT
hilts says:
Y'all nuts? Give the grandstanding POS a cigarette and blindfold and be done with him - that would be a favor to him. See how brave he is when he comes crying to the people that he threw under the bus when the Taliban show up at his backyard barbecue.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012, 8:25:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2012, 10:01:30 PM PDT
Chloe Smith says:
Guys like Mark Owen don't just one day wake up and decide they're going to ditch their team of brothers, break their "oath" and spill secrets that put fellow soldiers in danger because they want glory and money. So let's put FACTS before speculation: Here's a man who has quietly served 13 active combat missions as a Navy SEAL. His life as a Team 6 member has been a silent, hardworking one. He was hand-picked for the UBL mission- selected out of hundreds- to serve on a joint team with others he'd never worked with. This alone tells us of his strength as a team player. According to fellow SEAL Brandon Webb, Team 6 guys refer to Mark as an "operator's operator." This man has 3 bronze stars with V for valor, 5 purple hearts, and a silver star. You don't get to this place in your career for being selfish and desiring fame and fortune - or for being stupid, either.
Mark Owen knew exactly what he was doing when he chose to leave his team and write a book about the UBL mission. He knew the potential consequences and ramifications of such a decision - he knew he would stepping into the crosshairs of the DoD and the into the judgments of the American public. And ABSOLUTELY ALL evidence - from his long-standing reputation as a Team 6 SEAL, the knowledge that members of the DoD had given unprecedented access to Hollywood producer Kathryn Bigelow and civilian author Mark Bowden for upcoming UBL publications, to the (intended) pseudonym on No Easy Day and Owen's penned frustration with the politicians, leaders, and media in the days that followed the raid (p.286-291) to his declaration to give book proceeds to fallen soldier charities - points to a greater purpose behind it all: Mark Owen felt this story needed to be told first from one who was there that night, one who could give specific, personal accolades to the helicopter pilots, CIA analysts, EOD heroes and other men on the ground. It needed to be told from someone who could provide deep insight into the emotions, thinking and daily sacrifice of our special ops men. It needed to pay tribute to the other "true heroes" of this story, those that are no longer with us (p.301-309), and give back in some way to their families.
So at the end of the day, which soldier has greater "ethos?" The one who upholds his "oath," and looks the other way while the politicians and media make a circus of it all, mangling the historical account, and using and abusing their power? Or the man who steps into the fray and stands up against it all - including the judgement of his fellow brothers who care more about the "code of silence" than looking deeper at what may be behind the choice to speak. I believe I've made my vote clear.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012, 5:08:08 PM PST
Paula9999 says:
very well said
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