Skip to comments.Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat
Posted on 08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT by Rabin
Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden).
"You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group.
In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it did not disclose any material that would put his former comrades at risk," wrote Robert D. Luskin, an attorney at D.C. Patton Boggs. "Mr. Owen is proud of his service and respectful of his obligations.
The Pentagon said that because the author is a retired service member, any potential criminal prosecution would be handled by the Department of Justice.
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He signed a nondisclosure agreement. Does he or his attorney get to decide what he should or should not disclose? Is that in his agreement?
Well heck , the (shoot an un-armed man down) isnt a Seal concept.
Snips hit on spotter spots (Ruby Ridge & kill by command).
Gentle Ben Lodin is a south Saudi (Arab) hard ass with lots of relatives, friends and cronies.
Im not a grunt but pretty close to it. How come we to kill the unholey grail of 911, with no SQEEZ, no question & questions asked???
ToraBora aint all caves. Americans aint all that easy.
whob have not but for the wind and 0.
Ans: Since a born and raised muslim became president of the USA.
I don’t understand what you are trying to say.
Is the non-disclosure agreement similar to having a security clearance?
Legally they only have to prove he violated his non-disclosure agreement and released classified info. ANY classified info, even stuff that’s already been reported elsewhere.
Stinks, but that’s how it works.
How can a Usurper violate the oath of office?
Those that serve the Usurper are the ones in violation of their sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
It doesn’t matter what else has been leaked or by whom. If this guy told anything that was covered by the non-disclosure agreement, then he committed a crime and can be prosecuted for it.
That’s the legal reality. I am expressing no opinion for or against the guy.
Can you translate your post 16?
I cannot get your point, even after reading it a few times.
I am not making fun, I would like to know what you are trying to say.
0bama’s goal...diminish. the US Military. I’ve never seen such divisiveness in the US Armed forces as I have under his term. This is what happens when the troops have no faith that their CIC has their back or believes in their mission.
The guy is going to lose just like this one did
“Snips hit on spotter spots”
A sniper team is two people.
The sniper and the spotter. The scope for the spotter is more powerful than that on the sniper rifle. The spotter spots the target.
That's all irrelevant. Legally, the president has full classification and declassification authority; he can declassify whatever information he wishes to whenever he wishes to.
A Navy SEAL does not have declassification authority.
No, it is a contractual agreement not to disclose certain, information for a specificed period of time.
UCAC, “Does any of that make sense?”
Well now that you mention it, no. None whatsoever.
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