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11-09-12, 08:21 AM #1
Navy SEALs reprimanded for giving classified info to video game companySeven U.S. Navy SEALs have been reprimanded for giving up classified information connected to their tradecraft so a video game could seem more realistic, according to a navy official.The seven were charged with the unauthorized showing of their official combat gear and dereliction of duty for disclosing classified material after an investigation found the seven to have worked as paid consultants for two days with the video game company Electronic Arts, according to a U.S. Navy official familiar with the investigation.
All seven are active duty members of SEAL Team 6, considered the most elite of the Navy’s SEAL community. CBS News, which first reported this story, says at least one of the members was on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year.The seven, all senior enlisted sailors, received their punishment Thursday at their base in Virginia. All seven were given a letter of reprimand and their pay taken for two months. The move essentially prevents their chances for promotion and ends their military careers.Four other SEALs who have since transferred to west coast SEAL teams are still under investigation, according to the official.The seven members were consulting with Electronic Arts on the game “Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” according to the official.
11-09-12, 08:29 AM #2
Nearly a dozen SEALs gave up classified information to some nerds in exchange for Starbucks and a check? Dig up Paul Harvey, bet there's one hell of a rest of the story in this.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
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