Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, who participated in the daring military raid that killed Osama bin Laden, released a co-authored e-book on Monday without the proper consent of the Pentagon, reports the New York Times.
Titled “No Easy Day,” the e-book provides a personal account on the mission that killed the world's most famous terrorist. The book is written under pseudonym Mark Owen and will be released through Amazon.com.
The Pentagon is threatening Bissonnette (pictured) and co-author Kevin Maurer with legal action for failing to get the manuscript approved prior to publication. However, the authors say they don't reveal any vital information that would present a clear and present danger to SEAL tactics or procedures.
Bissonnette justifies his actions because he says he felt isolated by the unit when he expressed a desire to leave the service and start a business.
“He was ostracized from his unit with no notice and handed a plane ticket back to Virginia from a training operation,” a section of the book read. Feeling abandoned and betrayed by his unit, Bissonnette felt less obligated to keep the more trivial information under wraps.
For example, one part of the book claims that after the raid mission was completed, the unit celebrated in a Virginia Beach bar, drawing attention to themselves with rowdy behavior.