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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:50 PM

Seven U.S. Navy SEALs punished for disclosing classified data to ‘Medal of Honor’ video game

Source: WaPo

Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Seven members of a U.S. Navy SEAL team have been punished for disclosing classified information while serving as consultants for a video game, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday.

The active-duty members of the top-secret special- operations force were given a non-judicial punishment that includes letters of reprimand and forfeiture of half their pay for two months, said Army Lieutenant Colonel James Gregory.

The SEALs disclosed some classified “tactics and procedures” when they participated in the making of a video game called “Medal of Honor Warfighter” in June or July, said a Navy official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the continuing investigation. Four other active-duty SEALs now stationed on the West Coast remain under investigation, the official said.

The seven who received punishments at a Nov. 7 hearing were found in violation of rules against divulging classified material and the misuse of command gear, he said.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/seven-us-navy-seals-punished-for-disclosing-classified-data/2012/11/09/a9cc7ea8-2a31-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html?tid=pm_pop



I at least hope they got a fat check for the collaboration...

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Reply Seven U.S. Navy SEALs punished for disclosing classified data to ‘Medal of Honor’ video game (Original post)
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 OP
pasto76 Nov 2012 #1
JPK Nov 2012 #2
lebkuchen Nov 2012 #3
Chakab Nov 2012 #4
ffr Nov 2012 #5
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #6
lexx21 Nov 2012 #7
tabasco Nov 2012 #9
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #8
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #10

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. any officer in this debacle has ended their career

wow

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. And.....

....Pretty much any enlisted as well. They will however have a much more lucrative career in the private security business if they leave the military.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:19 PM

3. These are the same people who criticize Jane Fonda for NOTHING

the hypocrisy

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:27 PM

4. I'm sure that they'll be blaming Obama for the collapse of his marriage

on Fox by Monday.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:02 PM

5. Why did they divulge tactics and procedures?

That's going to put other seals and members of our military at risk. It puts us all at risk. Shameful!

It's a phucking game guys! Make something up and let that be added to the game.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:02 PM

6. The military sucks and is a nothing but a burden on the populace.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:18 PM

7. Very opinionated of you to say that

I just hope that you wouldn't be the type of person to spit on a returning soldier. The statement that you made is a huge disservice to all who serve and have served.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:48 PM

9. I don't agree with you

but you have a right to express your opinion.

Lucky you.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:43 PM

8. Christopher Hegen, another Navy Seal

has been interviewed several times on CNN regarding this story.
Early this morning I saw him interviewed once again and out of
the blue he started commenting on the Benghazi hearings next week
and making an anti-Obama admin. comment. I couldn't
believe what I was hearing.

Tried to find the video on CNN but it has apparently become "unavailable."

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:04 AM

10. Hmmm. Wonder how much money they made from disclosing classified information.

Snicker

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