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Panetta Hints at Penalty for SEAL

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday hinted the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book criticizing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden could be punished. On CBS This Morning, Panetta said, “We have to take steps to make clear to him and to the American people that we’re not going to accept this kind of behavior.” Panetta said that if the Defense Department doesn’t take any action against Matt Bissonette, the man believed to be writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, “then everybody who pledges to ensure this doesn’t happen is gonna get the wrong signal that somehow they can do it without any penalty to be paid.” Panetta said the Pentagon is reviewing the book to determine “what is classified and what isn’t, and where those lines are.”

September 11, 2012 9:00 AM