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Seven members of SEAL Team 6, the popular Navy SEALS who became famous for killing Osama Bin Laden, have been reprimanded for revealing key secrets to Electronic Arts in the recent first-person shooter, Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
The CBS Report details how Team 6 worked with EA over the course of two days, doing consultant work for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Apparently some aspect of their “consulting” must have actually appeared in the game because SEAL Team's superiors were not pleased, relegating them to two months of half-pay and a letter of reprimand.
According to MP1st, EA won't be recalling the game or making any changes in light of the SEALs coming under fire, stating that...
There are no plans to recall Medal of Honor Warfighter from store shelves and we have no plans to alter the content contributed by combat veterans in the game. We have no further comments.
Well at least EA is sticking to their guns, the only problem is that some terrorist in some far off part of the world might be using Warfighter to uncover classified information about American military operations and gear. Oh boy, I sure hope they don't start putting bombs in our wrist watches or something.
What's more is that Polygon reached out to the Department of Defense and received the following response...
A non-judicial punishment hearing was conducted yesterday, Nov. 7 and seven Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel faced administrative proceedings. An additional NSW investigation is ongoing to determine if more personnel may be involved.
Well I guess Seal Team 6 knows better than to leak classified info now. Even the guys responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden aren't above a little Government spanking.