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Old 11-09-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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SEALs reprimanded for consulting on MOH:WARFIGHTER

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/1...eal/?hpt=hp_t3

Seven 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.

The work, done around the late spring and early summer, was unauthorized by their commanders and against military regulations according to the Navy official.

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. The game touts that it is developed with the help of former and active duty commandos.

"Naval Special Warfare (NSW) takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and conducts investigations to determine the facts. We likewise take seriously the Non-Disclosure Agreements signed by Sailors and adherence to the articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice,” said Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli, Deputy Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Center in a statement given to Security Clearance.

"We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as Sailors in the United States Navy. The non-judicial punishment decisions made today send a clear message throughout our Force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability,” Bonelli, said.

The disclosure of the extra curricular activities of the SEALs comes on the heels of recently retired SEAL who was on the bin Laden raid and wrote a book about the operation.

The publication of the book released a firestorm of complaints toward the author by the Pentagon which said the book revealed secret information about how the SEALs operate. Pentagon officials threatened the author with legal action if the book was published.

To date there has been no further action toward the author Matt Bissonette, who wrote the book under the name Mark Owen.
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Whoa.. I wonder if EA knows the truth about Osama now...
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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The game sucks unholy ass so don't waste your money on it. The one and only thing i liked was being made to use windage/elevation during sniper missions.
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I wonder what action will be taken against these guys... Sucks, but they kind of set themselves up
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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.
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Oh damn, I thought that said "will recieve" I need to read slower

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On a side note, read the book "No Easy Day" quick read and I enjoyed it. Kinda sucks how pissed people are at him. Different pen, same story I guess.
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The game sucks unholy ass so don't waste your money on it. The one and only thing i liked was being made to use windage/elevation during sniper missions.
What specifically sucks about it? I'm curious as to how it plays. Can't be worse than MW3 I would think.
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What specifically sucks about it? I'm curious as to how it plays. Can't be worse than MW3 I would think.
Rifle swings aren't as fluid as previous moh editions in single player, multiplayer is erratic and laggy to me. MW3 is better by leaps and bounds as far as gameplay is concerned.
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Rifle swings aren't as fluid as previous moh editions in single player, multiplayer is erratic and laggy to me. MW3 is better by leaps and bounds as far as gameplay is concerned.
In warfighter do you have to shoot somebody 87 times for them to "die"?
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Ok, it sucks too then.
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The move essentially prevents their chances for promotion and ends their military careers.
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as it should.
Maybe they figured it was easier to ask forgiveness than permission, they found out this is not the case and should have known better.
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In warfighter do you have to shoot somebody 87 times for them to "die"?
I think 87 bullets got me my MOAB


Honestly I think if you tried bearing with the game it really got better in
between patches here and there...
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Maybe they figured it was easier to ask forgiveness than permission, they found out this is not the case and should have known better.
they're smart enough to know there is no forgiveness for certain things. At least they are supposed to be smart enough.
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I think 87 bullets got me my MOAB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F78-RtHOGo

Honestly I think if you tried bearing with the game it really got better in
between patches here and there...
Yeah it looks a lot better than when I was still playing....there was one guy though that took a few rounds for him to go down.

What do you mean by "bearing" with the game?
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EA Sports should also be held accountable. They knew going to these guys was something wrong. I think the Seals should be discharged. But I sure as hell wouldn't wanna be the one to tell them.

If we keep giving up all our secrets, even the Canadians will eventually beat us in warfare.
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