The Pentagon and the CIA, which commanded the mission, are examining the manuscript for possible disclosure of classified information, and could take legal action against Bissonnette.
In a statement provided to the AP, the SEAL author says he did “not disclose confidential or sensitive information that would compromise national security in any way.”
The book does include information not previously reported about specific CIA officers’ involvement in the raid.
Bissonnette’s real name was first revealed by Fox News and confirmed to the AP.
Jihadists on al-Qaida websites have posted purported photos of the author, calling for his murder.