“When it comes to sensitive special operations missions, such as the operation that took down Osama bin Laden, it is important that those who are involved in such operations take care to protect sensitive and classified information…the author in this case elected not to abide by his legal obligations. And that's disheartening and frankly is something that we're taking a very close look at.”

— Pentagon spokesman George Little, speaking Tuesday about the publication of No Easy Day, an account by ex-SEAL Matt Bissonnette of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. The Pentagon asserts he needed to get pre-publication approval; the Justice Department is weighing what action, if any, the government will take against him.

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