Report: Leon Panetta Was The Source Of The Leak That Revealed The Navy SEAL Unit That Killed Osama Bin Laden

Leon E. Panetta, right, takes the oath of office as the 23rd U.S. secretary of defense during a Pentagon ceremony, July 1, 2011. Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson administered the oath in the secretary’s office. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey

Report: Leon Panetta Revealed Classified SEAL Unit Info -- Politico

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama Bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to a draft Pentagon inspector general’s report obtained by a watchdog group.

Panetta also disclosed classified information designated as “top secret” and “secret” during his presentation at the CIA awards ceremony, says the draft IG report published Wednesday by the Project on Government Oversight.

The report does not make clear whether Panetta was aware that Boal was present at the ceremony, held under a tent at the CIA complex on June 24, 2011. “Approximately 1300” people from the military and the intelligence community were on hand for the event, according to a CIA press release issued the following week.

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Update: Leon Panetta gave Hollywood exec top secret info on Bin Laden raid's SEAL unit, leader -- Examiner

My Comment: When Valerie Plame was revealed to be a CIA employee .... wall to wall coverage from the press for months/years. Naming the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden and hence making every soldier in SEAL Team 6 a marked man by Al Qaeda hit squads .... little if any coverage from the press.

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