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Thread: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    As long as no classified information was released this author has every right to publish his account of events. If 0bama thinks he can tell left-wing extremist Hollywood directors actual classified details of the raid with no repercussions, as well as using top secret data for his personal political gain through whatever leaky back door the mainstream media waits for his advisors at is nothing short of hypocritical and possibly treasonous as well !
    I'm not really sure if this is true or not but I would assume that "his account" of the events would be something the Pentagon would want sealed regardless of his mission. Specially when his mission only took place a few months ago.

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    With that aside, my position for this guy is that he didn't do anything his career should be tarnished for. If it's true, it's true but he doesn't deserve to be in jail and made out to be a common criminal.
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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Pentagon Tells Ex-SEAL He Could Face Legal Action Over Osama Bin Laden Raid Book, 'No Easy Day' - Yahoo! News <-- clicky

    Is this a freedom of speech thing?
    Or complete stupidity on the part of the "author"?

    Do you support legal action against "author"?
    The SEAL gave up his right to free speech by signing the two confidentiality documents he signed as a SEAL. If he violated those documents, technically he can and should be prosecuted. I don't know whether he will be or not, since if they did that, he would no doubt be prosecuted as a civilian. In a civilian court, all sorts of redacted stuff would be necessarily available to the defense. And, even though redacted, the information could be more damaging than what he wrote in his book. I'd say he SHOULD be prosecuted if he violated the contracts he signed. But I doubt that he will be.
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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Pentagon Tells Ex-SEAL He Could Face Legal Action Over Osama Bin Laden Raid Book, 'No Easy Day' - Yahoo! News <-- clicky



    Is this a freedom of speech thing?
    Or complete stupidity on the part of the "author"?

    Do you support legal action against "author"?
    He is not in a position to reveal classified info.He made legal agreements to not reveal classified info.So yes there should be legal action against the author.
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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm not really sure if this is true or not but I would assume that "his account" of the events would be something the Pentagon would want sealed regardless of his mission. Specially when his mission only took place a few months ago.

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    With that aside, my position for this guy is that he didn't do anything his career should be tarnished for. If it's true, it's true but he doesn't deserve to be in jail and made out to be a common criminal.
    A few months ago ? try May 2011...
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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    If the SEAL signed a confidentiality agreement with the U.S. government that forbids this sort of thing, then yes, they should press charges.

    I do wish they would allow him to release the book, though.

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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    If the SEAL signed a confidentiality agreement with the U.S. government that forbids this sort of thing, then yes, they should press charges.

    I do wish they would allow him to release the book, though.
    The book is released and what are the specifics of this agreement I keep hearing vague references to by many ??
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    A few months ago ? try May 2011...
    You act as if our government declassifies sensitive information from last year all the time.
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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    The book is released and what are the specifics of this agreement I keep hearing vague references to by many ??
    I believe SEALs, Green Berets, Delta Force, and other special forces units of the United States have to sign an NDA when they join the service.

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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    I believe SEALs, Green Berets, Delta Force, and other special forces units of the United States have to sign an NDA when they join the service.
    Another vague reference of opinion assuming details in an unknown agreement !
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Navy Seal Book On Bin Laden - Legal Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm not really sure if this is true or not but I would assume that "his account" of the events would be something the Pentagon would want sealed regardless of his mission. Specially when his mission only took place a few months ago.

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    With that aside, my position for this guy is that he didn't do anything his career should be tarnished for. If it's true, it's true but he doesn't deserve to be in jail and made out to be a common criminal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You act as if our government declassifies sensitive information from last year all the time.
    I only corrected your inaccurate time line
    The question is more important than the answer!

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