I recently wrote an Op Ed for TIME and arrived at the conclusion that No Easy Day has a silver lining; it will be the tipping point for the SEAL community to reign in their PR machine and let the guys go back to being quiet professionals. 

The stage is being set to discredit Bissonette and take all proceeds. McRaven recently visited DEVGRU to “talk” to the guys on the mission who of course would say Biss got it all wrong. Be careful what you read these days, the misinformation train has left the station. 

It begins….

The government can seize all profits received by former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette for his book “No Easy Day,” according to John L. Martin, who headed the Justice Department section that prosecutes spies and leakers of classified information.

Even if the book, written under the pseudonym Mark Owen, contains no classified information, the author breached his contract with the government by not submitting it for pre-publication review, Martin tells Newsmax.

Martin cites a 1980 Supreme Court decision upholding such a contract that was signed by Frank Snepp, a former CIA officer. In that case, no classified information was disclosed, but the proceeds from Snepp’s book were placed in trust for the government.

“In the Snepp case, he failed to submit his book for review, and the government seized the profits from the book,” Martin says. “Snepp took the case to the Supreme Court. So there is a Supreme Court decision on this very point that stands for the proposition that notwithstanding the fact that no classified information was published, the contract with the government prevails, and the former employee still has an obligation to put that book through pre-publication review and that the remedy for the government is the seizure of the profits.”

A lawyer and former FBI agent, Martin headed Justice Department espionage prosecutions for nearly 25 years and supervised the prosecution of 76 spies. They included John A. Walker Jr., a Navy warrant officer; Jonathan J. Pollard, a spy for Israel; Ronald Pelton, a former NSA employee; and Aldrich Ames, a CIA officer.