The never-ending one-upmanship among warfighter titles has reached a new level: Seven Navy SEALs have been disciplined for allegedly giving secret information to the makers of Medal of Honor: Warfighters. EA, which publishes the game, has been touting its use of paid military consultants in the production of the new title. The Navy took note, and has come to the conclusion that some of the information shared was classified.
The punishment isn’t a slap on the wrist. According to a Pentagon official quoted by the Chicago Tribune, the reprimand may end the careers of the SEALs involved. Obviously, the Navy isn’t clueing anyone in to which secrets were shared with the videogame makers. The soldiers are all members of Navy SEAL Team 6, which is famed for several high-profile missions, including the raid that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden. The reprimands are not court martials.