Navy SEAL From Osama Kill Raid Punished Over 'Medal of Honor' Leak
Navy SEAL From Osama bin Laden Kill Raid Punished Over 'Medal of Honor' Videogame
Seven members of the Navy SEAL Team 6, including one that helped kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for leaking classified information to the maker of the video game "Medal of Honor: Warfight."
They will be docked part of their pay for two months and will recieve letters of reprimand, the Associated Press reported Friday.
"We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as sailors in the United States Navy," Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli, the deputy commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, said in a statement to the AP.
Bonelli hinted at the nondisclosure agreements signed by members of the team.
Lt. Col. James Gregory, a spokesman for the Navy, did not immediately respond to emails and calls from TheWrap requesting comment.
The Navy alleged that the SEALs did not seek permission from commanders to work on the video game and revealed equipment specially crafted for their unit to the game's designers.
This is not the first leak this year from a member of the elite SEAL team.
Matt Bissonnette, a member of the raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader in Abbottabad, Pakistan last year, authored the memoir "No Easy Day" about the mission under the nom-de-plume Mark Owen, drawing the ire of the Pentagon.
The military also accused Bissonnette of breaking the nondisclosure agreement, though the soldier disputes the charge.