But a retired SEAL who took part in the raid is now writing a book to "set the record straight," but is now being threatened with prosecution (Fox News).
The Pentagon said Monday it is reviewing a copy of a soon-to-be-published firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, checking for leaks of classified information.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said Defense Department officials "received the manuscript and we are looking at it."
The book, "No Easy Day," is scheduled for publication on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001 attacks that bin Laden masterminded.
The author, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who participated in the raid, did not submit the book until now for the pre-publication review that is required by the military secrecy agreements officials say he signed.
....Pentagon officials say that if they determine the manuscript reveals classified information about the raid, the Pentagon would "defer to the Department of Justice."
If the book has classified information, the former SEAL could face criminal charges.
The publisher says the author intends to give the "majority" of the proceeds to charity, but the Justice Department could still sue to collect any future book proceeds as well.
The publisher, Dutton, announced the book's pending release last week, saying that "No Easy Day" will "set the record straight" on the bin Laden operation.
The book has shot up to the top of the Amazon.com chart, reaching No. 1 as of late Friday morning and remaining there Monday, displacing the million-selling erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Gray."
Meanwhile, the Obama Regime leaked classified info on the Osama Raid to filmmakers for a movie effort to help the Football Spiker in Chief, and yet calls for an independent counsel to investigate were ignored.
But they're going to attack a Navy SEAL who took part in the raid, just because it's critical of The Anointed One?