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Pentagon threatens ex-Navy SEAL over book on bin Laden raid
NBC ^ | 8/30/12 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube

Posted on 08/31/2012 3:09:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The former Navy SEAL who just wrote a book about the Osama bin Laden raid is in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed, the Department of Defense General Counsel said Thursday.

General Counsel Jeh Johnson wrote in a letter to "MarkOwen,"the author’s pen name, that by selling his book he aggravates the violation.

"We've got to get serious about leaks ofclassifiedinformation,"a senior Defense official told NBC News. "As unpalatable as it may seem to go after this Navy SEAL, if we do nothing there is no deterrence, nothing to prevent others from doing the same."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: intimidation; navysealbook; obl; pentagonthreat
I guess telling the truth that contradicts Obamugabe's lies is verboten.

Welcome to Orwell's world.

1 posted on 08/31/2012 3:09:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

When Obama leaked a mangled version of the same classified information, killing 22 SEALs and several other Americans, where was the Pentagon outrage? The threatened prosecution is political, sleazy, and exactly what I expect from Obama. The community organizer disgusts me.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 3:14:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry, I give this guy no break for his politics. If he published details that were secret and subject to a non-disclosure then he is a traitor and should be prosecuted as such. If he did not, then the Pentagon should stay out of it.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 3:14:49 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I knew that was going to happen. I am surprised it was not done earlier. He better hope he is squeaky clean on this book and nothing in the book is classified (even a small fact) or he will be charged. They are out for blood so I hope he has everything in line.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 3:15:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This ought to get BO some votes with the military minded in this country. LOL! Is he an idiot or what?


5 posted on 08/31/2012 3:16:59 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: SoFloFreeper

“We’ve got to get serious about leaks of classified information,” a senior Defense official told NBC News.

Coming from the Obama White House - which has leaked like a sieve for years - this is nothing but a tasteless joke, and the official making this assertion is little better than a clown.

It couldn’t possibly be more obvious that the only reason they’d go after this guy is because he makes the Moron in Chief in the White House look bad.

If, by contrast, the book made Hussein look good, the author could be giving away defense secrets, intelligence secrets, and the formula for Coca Cola, and no one would say a thing - except maybe Coca Cola.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 3:21:43 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: MagnoliaB

B Hussein Obama compromised our intell and assets with his big bragging mouth. Twerp is a coward and a weasel of the worst order. Dumb jackasses still follow him! God help them please.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 3:24:21 AM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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To: Broker
Not only that but how much of our intell has been compromised by the placement of Muslim Brotherhood members into high and sensitive levels of the government?
8 posted on 08/31/2012 3:36:47 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: napscoordinator

As one who was a part of the OPSEC support apparatus, I can say there are ways to tell the story of what happened without discussing confidential or classified details of the tactics and intelligence once the operation has been completed. I can’t wait to receive the book to find out for myself and to make an educated decision on his liability.

When we got all of the stories of the no-brainer decision to strike, what the subsequent stories of how things went down, and how those were fashioned and released to make the Kenyan look good, they opened the door on the declassification part of the story.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 3:44:12 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: MagnoliaB
"Is he an idiot or what?

Do we really need to answer that?

10 posted on 08/31/2012 3:54:43 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm guessing Dear Reader passed the word down to the armchair generals and REMF at the Pentagon that from what he has heard, this upcoming book "displeased him," thus they were "encouraged" to take some sort of action.

The Pentagon/Military has been politicized like this country has never seen and that ain't a good thing!

Naturally, this will simply have an affect of making more people aware of the book and more inclined (curious) to purchase it; I know it has me.

One can not diss a thin-skinned, narcissistic, puerile, man-child DIKTATOR such as Barry Hussein without incurring the wrath of this Occupier in Chief.

Hey Obama: suck it up and STFU; your days are numbered: Jan 20, 2013.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 3:55:16 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: mazda77

I wish the Seal the best but with this administration I put nothing past them. Look how they arrested the one military person for a facebook post. They are dangerous as heck.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 3:56:41 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: neveralib

He’s done some damage to zer0. Every drop helps. There was no firefight, zer0 lied about that.
Lets see what 60 min. does


13 posted on 08/31/2012 3:59:40 AM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He may see this as outing Obama, but disclosing operational scenarios and methods will only get other SEALs killed.
He took an oath to keep this stuff secret. He’s breaking that oath.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 4:18:05 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
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To: napscoordinator

I understand, but this Seal is a big boy and he fully understands the landscape in which he did this. These guys are more than resilient and always have alternate paths to follow on any mission, and with God at his side, he is on another one now.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 4:19:35 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am all about OPSEC, but coming from this administration-the charge is a joke! On the other hand, DOD is probably helping book sales.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 4:19:59 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: conservaterian

I agree with you conservaterian. If the non-disclosure agreements are still binding then he is in breach of contract. If he knowingly disclosed secrets then he is a traitor.

Eventually we will get the real facts of this case.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 4:23:17 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: BuffaloJack

Have you read the book yet?

Are you familiar with the rules and procedures of the handling of classified, secret and top secret information and how it is declassified?

Do you know what precise piece of information was compromised by this book?

If not, then how in the H do you know if he violated his oath?


18 posted on 08/31/2012 4:24:20 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: napscoordinator
I knew that was going to happen. I am surprised it was not done earlier. He better hope he is squeaky clean on this book and nothing in the book is classified (even a small fact) or he will be charged. They are out for blood so I hope he has everything in line.

Yeah, start looking for the "beat up a fat kid when he was seven" stories from the Sulzberger media.

19 posted on 08/31/2012 4:24:56 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“We’ve got to get serious about leaks of classified information,”a senior Defense official told NBC News. “

This is sarcasm right?


20 posted on 08/31/2012 4:31:40 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: SoFloFreeper

21 posted on 08/31/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SoFloFreeper

and yet the CIA (WH apointees at) gave Hollyweird a stack of classified documents to make an obama-is-a-tough guy propaganda movie for release just before the election

who makes money from that?

Isn’t the Presidiential oath a nondisclosure agreement to protect our national security?


22 posted on 08/31/2012 5:07:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: conservaterian

Sorry, I give this guy no break for his politics. If he published details that were secret and subject to a non-disclosure then he is a traitor and should be prosecuted as such. If he did not, then the Pentagon should stay out of it.


I have a feeling that the administration is concerned more about what the American people will find out by reading the book rather than what any enemies may find.

So if the guy is writing the book for money alone then i may agree but if he is writing it to get the truth to the American people then i say go,go,go,

This country does not belong to the s.o.b.s in washington who are in my opinion nothing but whores, it belongs to the American people.

It is a done deal so what is wrong with us knowing the truth about it?


23 posted on 08/31/2012 5:08:23 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: napscoordinator

any details that match those in the CIA documents obama’s handlers released to obama’s Leni Reifenstahl’s buddies in Hollywood to make “O Dark Early” are not prosecutable, of course

nor those leaked by Tom Donilon et al to any NYT or foreign news organizatuon

prosceution cna focus only those book details that are altered, and only to the extent they can be proven to cause graver damage to the security of the United States than the potus and loose-lips biden who outed SEAL Team 6 within hours of the raid and whoever later compromised half the team, leadingot their deaths in a helo ambush


24 posted on 08/31/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess it is OK for white house leaks but not the truth correcting boy wonder.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:08 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

they have already sued and won against a CIA person . They get the profits of the book and all money made including movies off of it. He tried to get authorization on it and asked them to redact anything they didn’t like..they sent him back a blank book


26 posted on 08/31/2012 5:38:46 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: All

They just need to keep it off the shelves until after election day and then it won’t matter.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 5:41:08 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: conservaterian
Me neither. One my cronies is a retired SF O-6. He quoted me chapter and verse on this guy's responsibilities and made it clear in no uncertain terms that this guy f’ed up and the DOD ain't going to take it lightly.
28 posted on 08/31/2012 5:42:59 AM PDT by stormer
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To: RadiationRomeo

If? It was a highly classified mission; this guy belongs in the brig.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 5:45:43 AM PDT by stormer
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To: mountainlion

Let’s see if Obamugabe prosecutes Kathyrn Bigelow for her movie that will no doubt make Obamugabe out to be some sort of god for continuing the policy of George W Bush.

That won’t happen, because Obamugabe will just deem anything revealed to her as “declassified” and thus let his team off the hook for anything they say.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 5:47:51 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: stormer
He quoted me chapter and verse on this guy's responsibilities and made it clear in no uncertain terms that this guy f’ed up and the DOD ain't going to take it lightly.

Ok. But it's a 2 way street. Not legally maybe, but in practice it is. The administration used this operation and these men to make political points. They don't risk their lives to win elections.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Poison Pill

Killing bin Laden was great, and I think the administration deserved a victory lap. If I were president I would have strapped his corpse to the hood of my truck and driven up and down every street in town...


32 posted on 08/31/2012 6:46:06 AM PDT by stormer
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To: mazda77

Spot on.

Surprising that FReepers haven’t done their usual due diligence research on ol’ Jeh Johnson who actively campaigned for Barry and was rewarded with his current position as Political Officer, reprising a similar role in the Clinton admin.

Real question to ask is. What has been Johnson’s role in expediting release of classified info to Barry’s media lap dogs?

What role has Jeh played in pursuing prosections of our warriors on specious or inconsequential charges? Any memos published to JAGs setting general tone about such charges, while maintaining a white collar lawyers distance?

Folk have to start doing oppo and intel research on their own again.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 6:53:30 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The presidents powers do not include suspension of our First Amendment rights. What government secrets were divulged? The action was on National TV.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: stormer
Killing bin Laden was great, and I think the administration deserved a victory lap. If I were president I would have strapped his corpse to the hood of my truck and driven up and down every street in town...

I couldn't agree more. But that's not what they did. In fact they went out of their way NOT to do that and then went out of their way to lie about how the deal went down. Hell, Biden even popped off about who did the op when that was technically classified. I'll bet you a steak dinner he didn't get a letter from the DOD. Then Bozo showed up at HQ and wanted to meet the trigger men.

This guy should not have disclosed details. But I am really starting to wonder if these men feel like they have any advocates up the chain of command at all. Are they starting to think they they are just risking their lives for the benefit of politicians?

The ones I blame most right now are the generals up the chain. This thing should never have gotten to this point. The second Biden disclosed classified information and the lies started, they should have read senior officials in the administration, including the president, the riot act and told them shut the hell up. And threaten to resign if they didn't. But they won't of course because they are lap dogs, which is the root of the problem IMO.

35 posted on 08/31/2012 7:19:17 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: chainsaw
Not a question of presidential power. Protecting classified information is not a First Amendment issue, it is a national security issue. The sailor in question has signed agreement acknowledging that he would not disclose classified information. Depending on the nature of the information, some of it may not be divulged long after a person has left the employ of the government (or ever, for that matter).
36 posted on 08/31/2012 8:00:23 AM PDT by stormer
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To: ravenwolf
I have a feeling that the administration is concerned more about what the American people will find out by reading the book rather than what any enemies may find.....It is a done deal so what is wrong with us knowing the truth about it?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The only difference from the "official" version and his book that I have heard so far is whether or not osama ducked his head back inside a room before they greased him and that doesn't sound like any big deal to me, as long as he is dead. Yes, this incident is over but if his book gives operational details that may get some of our guys killed in future operations then I don't care what his politics is - he is a traitor and needs to be treated as such.
37 posted on 08/31/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: conservaterian

It is a done deal so what is wrong with us knowing the truth about it?

The administration doesn’t want the American people to know about its lies to the people.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 1:49:38 PM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: conservaterian

Yes, this incident is over but if his book gives operational details that may get some of our guys killed in future operations then I don’t care what his politics is - he is a traitor and needs to be treated as such.


I see where you are coming from, but why did,nt they just capture him instead of assassinate him? were they afraid he would talk too much?

That is one book i will read if i see it on the stand.


39 posted on 08/31/2012 2:32:53 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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