WASHINGTON - A book about the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden by a former Navy SEAL who participated in the mission contains classified information and the Pentagon is reviewing legal options, a Defense Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

But the book's co-author denied the book contained any information which would jeopardize the safety or future missions of Navy special forces personnel.

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The book, "No Easy Day," chronicles last year's stealth operation in which members of US Navy SEAL Team Six swooped by helicopter into the al-Qaida leader's house in Pakistan and killed him, ending an intense decade-long manhunt which began with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington D.C.


The successful operation gave President Barack Obama a national security victory that he is touting in his bid for re-election against Republican rival Mitt Romney.