Pentagon moves to silence Seals about missions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States (US) military is cracking down on special operations troops who share knowledge of their secret missions for profit, punishing seven Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (Seals), including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, who moonlighted as advisers on a combat video game.
Current and former Seals, including the author of a tell-all book on the bin Laden raid, complain they're getting mixed messages from the military, which likes to see itself on big and small screens on its own terms.
The seven Seals are being reprimanded and having their pay docked for sharing information with the designers of Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, by video game company EA, according to military officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the investigations publicly.
The men will remain in the Seal teams, but were punished for working on the video without their command's permission, revealing classified information by sharing the tactics they use and showing designers some of their specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit, the officials said.