Pentagon weighing options against former SEAL

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No Easy Day book cover

“No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden,” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer book cover. (AP Image)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A lawyer for the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says his client is not violating any non-disclosure agreements.

Attorney Robert Luskin made that assertion in a letter to the Pentagon‘s top lawyer today.

He says the former SEAL “sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book” — and that he made sure it “did not disclose any material that would breach his agreements or put his former comrades at risk.”

But the Pentagon says it is considering legal action against the author. It says it hasn’t made a final judgment on whether the book actually reveals secrets.

A Pentagon spokesman says the author is considered to be in violation of two non-disclosure agreements that he signed in 2007, by failing to submit the book for an official security review before it’s published.

He won’t say what legal options the Pentagon is considering, or when it might act.

The lawyer for the former SEAL says he has “earned the right to tell his story.”

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