Seven members of US Navy SEAL Team 6 punished for secrecy breach

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  1. Yusuf

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    WASHINGTON: Seven members of US Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in carrying out a raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, have been reprimanded for allegedly divulging classified information for a video game, senior Navy officials said on Friday.

    The seven members of Navy SEAL, part of an elite force that operates in shadows, were sanctioned for dereliction of duty, disclosure of classified material and violating orders while serving as paid consultants for the development of the " Medal of Honor: Warfighter" video game, CBS news reported.

    They received a punitive letter of reprimand and forfeiture of a half month's pay for two months.

    Four other members of the team, who have since transferred out of the unit but are still on active duty, are under investigation.

    US broadcaster CBS said the SEALs are part of the famous SEAL Team Six, famed for carrying out the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011 in garrison city of Abbottabad in Pakistan.

    The game, produced by Electronic Arts, does not recreate the bin Laden raid, but it does portray realistic missions, such as an attack on a pirates' den in Somalia.

    It is unclear what secrets members of SEAL Team Six gave away, but while serving as consultants for the game for two days this spring and summer, they used classified material which had been given to them by the Navy.

    The deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, issued a statement acknowledging that nonjudicial punishments had been handed out for misconduct, but he did not offer any details.

    "We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as sailors in the United States Navy," Bonelli said. He alluded to the importance of honouring nondisclosure agreements that SEALs sign.

    The two main complaints against the SEALs were that they did not seek the permission of their command to take part in the video project and that they showed the video designers some of their specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit, said a senior military official.

    Seven members of US Navy SEAL Team 6 punished for secrecy breach - The Times of India
     
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    Discipline is breaking down it seems...
     
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    Wow...thats new....people were caught divulging information to people of other country...but Navy seals !!!! caught for divulging information to program a video game!!!!!!!!!
     
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    must be karachi chase scene by the way MoH is a failed brand
    WHY MoH when you have BF & CoD
     
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    Classified information can only be given to Obama sycophants in Hollywood (or to Chinese donors to the Clinton campaign). The Seals should have been aware of that.
     
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    Haha! That's funny. But that questionable info came from Fox News before the elections. See the drift?
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Not really. I suppose I am just too obtuse. Is it that ABCCBSCNNMSNBCNBC only has reliable information?
     
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    Just listen top how Fox News makes its reports, a running commentary...
     
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    In.Discovery channel I sees someones interview who involved in Osama Ride...What happened that Seal...

    I thing he is specially appointed for Cheat the peoples with the truth
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    I try to listen, but I am distracted by Megyn Kelly's lip gloss.

    If I had the chance, I would put Hannity and O-Reilly in a cage and make them fight to the death with machetes.
     

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