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Bin Laden Killers Seal Team Six Disciplined Over Video Game

Posted 11/09/2012 6:30 am by

It must be hard to be a national hero in this day and age.  Unlike the old days, when you could become famous for your glory, these days you have to keep everything hush-hush for months, or even years.  Leave it to the Navy to squash a soldier’s dreams of video game stardom.  For the second time, the United States Navy has disciplined members of SEAL Team Six over their talkative nature.  First, there was the tell-all book about the raid on Bin Laden.  Now, seven SEALs from Team Six are being disciplined after working on Medal of Honor:  Warfighter.

Warfighter is the latest game in Electronic Arts’ Medal of Honor series, and the seven SEALs spent two days working as technical advisors to the first-person-shooter game.  Apparently, that was two days too many for the Navy, who docked the men two months’ pay.  None of Warfighter’s missions is based on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, sadly.  However, the missions are based on real SEAL missions, and the Navy maintains the sailors revealed top-secret information during their time with EA

“We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as sailors in the United States Navy,” said Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command.

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