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Pentagon Concerned About New Bin Laden Raid Book

This book cover image released by Dutton shows
This book cover image released by Dutton shows "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden," by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer.
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The U.S. Department of Defense said if a member of the special U.S. military team who killed terrorist leader Osama bin Ladin has disclosed classified information in a new book, the matter could be referred to the U.S. Department of Justice.

"We remain concerned about the release of classified information," Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jim Gregory said. He added that the Defense Department only learned of the book from the publisher on Wednesday.

U.S. publisher Dutton says the book was written by a Navy SEAL member writing under the fictitious name of Mark Owen, in collaboration with journalist Kevin Maurer. The book titled, "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden,"  will be released on September 11, the anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks on Washington and New York.  

This May 2, 2011 file photo shows Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan shortly after the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. (AP)This May 2, 2011 file photo shows Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan shortly after the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. (AP)
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This May 2, 2011 file photo shows Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan shortly after the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. (AP)
This May 2, 2011 file photo shows Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan shortly after the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. (AP)
The author issued a statement through Dutton saying it was time to "set the record straight" about last year's raid on the Pakistani compound that killed the leader of the al-Qaida terrorist group, which carried out the 2001 terrorist attacks on Washington and New York.

The CIA has also said it had not reviewed the book to ensure no classified material is revealed. Former military and intelligence personnel are required to submit any writings to their agencies before the work is published.  

Dutton said the book was reviewed by a former special-operations attorney.  

The book's release comes as the Obama administration is being criticized for leaking classified details about the bin Laden raid for what some say are political reasons.

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by: hambone_1451 from: USA
August 24, 2012 2:26 PM
He just signed their death wish and his also. All for a dollar, but he says in the name of setting record straight......Bullshit. A traitor by all means.

by: Briny from: USA
August 23, 2012 3:16 PM
It is pathetic that the "intelligensia" of the West are so blinded by their self-regard that they cannot tell fact from fiction. Including the ugly truth that the political hacks, who have repeatedly crowed over Bin Laden's killing, now seek to muzzle those who actually put their lives on the line. Our Bad--George Orwell warned us about those kind of jackals.

by: Doc Strangelove from: Behind Enemy Lines
August 23, 2012 7:30 AM
Wonderful. A book that glorifies state assassination. Only in the USA.

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