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Navy Seals Disciplined for Giving Secrets to Video Game Maker

The members of Seal Team Six - known for their role in the killing of Osama bin Laden - allegedly gave classified information to video-game maker Electronic Arts, to make the company's war games more realistic.

When Osama bin Laden was killed, the name "Seal Team Six" became a household name.

But a shadow has fallen on the team's revered status when its members were disciplined for giving away Navy secrets to a leading maker of video games.

According to an online article CBS published Thursday, the seven members of Seal Team Six have been disciplined for giving away classified information to the video game company Electronic Arts (EA), in order to help make their war-themed games more realistic.

CBS reports that Seal Team Six was employed for two days this past spring and summer as paid consultants on the new game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter," recently released.

EA has a reputation for developing extremely realistic war games. In the company's marketing, it boasts that it hires real commandos, both active and retired, to help achieve such an effect. The seven members of Seal Team Six are are currently still on active duty, and CBS reports that four members that recently transferred out of the team are also under investigation for their roles with the video game maker.

Though "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" does not recreate the raid on and subsequent killing of Osama bin Laden, it does portray other realistic Seal missions, such as an attack on a pirates' den in Somalia.

CBS reports that the Seals are being disciplined for giving away classified information to the makers of the game, which had been entrusted to them by the U.S. Navy.

The Seals' careers are now reportedly in jeopardy. The seven members have so far all received official letters of reprimand, which effectively removes any chances of promotion, CBS reports. They also had half their pay revoked for two months.

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Daryl Jones November 11, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I think its ridiculous...these men risk thier lives for a country that would punish them over a video game... That the sadness of the world..to many fingers being pointed at the wrong people... And for all you Obama haters...next time tell Romney not to pick a Vice President thats not 15 yrs old and knew something about politics..he might of had a chance.. God Bless Seal Team Six they did justice for a country thats injustice
janet h November 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM
WOW!!! REALLY PEOPLE??? Get over it!!! Its not like they sold secrets to really jeopardize anyone or our countrys TRUE secrets!!! Its a GAME not a war they sold secrets to! Nobodys in any danger of being attacted by anyone because of a GAME! Yea they could have used better judgement but they didn't, GET OVER IT PEOPLE! They have done more for you than you'll EVER EVER realize, be THANKFUL we have they folks fighting for OUR FREEDOM!!! GOD BLESS ALL WHO HAVE SERVED FOR OUR RIGHTS TO A "FREE" WORLD!!!!!
Manuel Valero November 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM
What if it's all a host just to get us to buy the game ..??
casey November 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Yeah people can shame these guys all they want but it comes down to, who's hinnie signed up to protect us, for those who have served , currently serving and planning on in the future. If u did , great I praise you all for do a job not many choose to do, and if some company sayes hey we wantto get ur perspective so that we can share ur experience with many proud ppl that in many ways looks up to you and ur fellow soldiers. So they have a little clearer imagine of what dangers these men and women put themselves thru so that we as Americans can enjoy our lives and only have to deal with drama that is caused in our own neck of the woods. These guys have earn a right full spot with sharing their experiences. If u think I'm wrong well, guess not all can be happy.
kristine horner November 12, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Wow its a messed up thing to know that we cant trust our own people with military secrets. What a shame

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