Pentagon says bin Laden raid book contains secrets
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||4 September 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pentagon says bin Laden raid book contains secrets, 4 September 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5052e2c11d.html [accessed 13 March 2014]|
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September 04, 2012
The cover of the book "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen (a pseudonym), a Navy SEAL, about the raid that killed Osama bin laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011.
A Pentagon official says that a former Navy SEAL's insider account of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 contains classified information.
Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an official review of the book, "No Easy Day," determined that it reveals what he called "sensitive and classified" information.
He said the book should have been submitted to the Pentagon before publication for a formal review of potential disclosures.
Little did not say what damage may result from the book's revelations.
A lawyer for the author, Matt Bissonnette, has disputed that he was legally obliged to have the book screened before publication.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP