THE UNITED STATES NAVY has taken disciplinary action against seven US Navy Seals over their advisory roles in the development of a video game while still on active duty.
CBS News reports that the seven men have been disciplined because they might have revealed military secrets while acting as consultants on the game Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
According to the report the seven men worked on the game for two days in the middle of this year. Four more who have transferred out of the Seal Team Six are also under investigation.
While one of the men was on the raid that reportedly assassinated Osama Bin Laden, it is understood that no details relating to that event have been shared.
CBS reports, however, that Electronic Arts, which makes the game, uses active and retired soldiers to make its games more realistic. Events in the game include a raid on a pirate's den.
Navy Seals are expected to shun the limelight, it adds, but are increasingly doing the opposite. A number of others, according to its report, have appeared in a film called Act of Valour, while others will be in another feature film.
So far the seven men have had their pay docked and have been given letters of reprimand that could hold back their Navy careers. µ
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