A former Navy SEAL could be putting a target not only on his back but also on the other special operations forces involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
The tell-all book No Easy Day is set to be released Sept. 11. Publishers say the book, written under the pseudonym Mark Owen, gives a play-by-play of what happened the night Navy SEAL Team 6 raided bin Laden's compound and shot him dead.
Special operations chief Adm. Bill McRaven said he warned his troops of exposing sensitive information from their missions or using their "celebrity status to advance their personal or professional agendas."
Now, the author's real name has been released and McRaven, who commanded this SEAL, isn't happy.
"We will pursue every option available to hold members accountable, including criminal prosecution where appropriate," the four-star commander wrote in a letter emailed to the active-duty special operations community Thursday. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the email.
Navy SEALs generally stay in the shadows, keeping the details of their missions private.
The upcoming release of No Easy Day was revealed Wednesday. By Thursday, the author was identified by Fox News as Matt Bissonnette, who left the Navy last summer.
Other veteran Navy SEALs also came under fire recently for joining a campaign to criticize the Obama administration for a series of national security leaks they feel the president is responsible for.