No SEAL Of Approval

Even if former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette doesn't disclose any secrets in his soon-to-be-published book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, he could still be in legal trouble. That's because Special Ops troops agree to submit anything they write about their military careers to the government before publication. The Pentagon says Bissonnette, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, never asked for a prepub scrub.

"When somebody thumbs their nose at an agreement on which access to highly sensitive information was conditioned, the government does have to do something," says Eugene Fidell, a Yale...

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