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Source: 7 Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach
Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press

Posted on 11/08/2012 7:12:59 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior defense official says seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information.

The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case, says the seven received what the military calls "nonjudicial" punishment on Wednesday. They are alleged to have provided the information to the maker of a video game.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: navy; punished; seals; secrecy

1 posted on 11/08/2012 7:13:09 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Captain's Mast? Art 15 equiv?

/johnny

2 posted on 11/08/2012 7:16:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Oh but the white house can leak all kinds of secret information and not be punished??


3 posted on 11/08/2012 7:17:59 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes, it is Article 15. And the pricks in office disclosed more last year.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 7:18:08 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Nachum

Meh.
That sounds fair.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 7:18:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

oh suuuuure THAT is why they were punished, sure.

And you know what? I’ll bet in the near future some of our guys suffer “a most TRAGIC training accident..”

Ft. Marcey Park, MorroccoBomber-style...


6 posted on 11/08/2012 7:20:14 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Now, if some SEAL jumped out of a choppa and cut the heads off a whole masjid full of islamonutballs, then I might have to call him on the carpet. And drink a case of brews with him while nobody is looking.

Short of that, I’m buying the bastid a 6-pack of beer just because I respect somebody who is not afraid of cold water.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 7:20:32 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Nachum

Believe me, these guys go through hell.
A little NJP won’t kill them.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 7:20:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes it is. I would imagine that would end their tenure in DevGru or the SEALS as a whole


9 posted on 11/08/2012 7:21:31 PM PST by Starwolf
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To: gaijin

Watch to see if they are sent to some rogue country to protect an ambassador that the administration no longer wants around. Knows too much and a lot can happen over some film.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:22 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: angelcindy

Obama is above the law. In this instance and every other, so far.

Every cotton-pickin’ teenager who detassels corn has to provide legal documentation of their identity and citizenship because it is of such critical importance that they be qualified to earn a wage in the USA. But the guy who holds the nuclear football and has the power to arm Al Qaeda if he darn well pleases (and he does please and does arm them) is too high and holy to stoop to such a menial task.

(spit)


11 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:22 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: gaijin

Watch to see if they are sent to some rogue country to protect an ambassador that the administration no longer wants around. Knows too much and a lot can happen over some film.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:36 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: JRandomFreeper

General Article 32.

Baroque Commodus kept shating on your Praetorian Guards.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 7:22:59 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: jimfree
Just paraphrasing from the security briefing documents I signed, but boiling in oil, eviceration, followed by not less than eternity under the jail and a $50,000 fine was the normal terms I ever saw.

I shoulda gone Navy. Or political. Looks like the White House gets to talk all they want.

/johnny

14 posted on 11/08/2012 7:23:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Hollywood and everyone else gets access to classified info by the White Hut, but it’s the SEALS that get punished?


15 posted on 11/08/2012 7:25:13 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t be surprised if Every Ex Seal ends up on the domestic terrorist list.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 7:25:53 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Nachum

oh suuuuure THAT is why they were punished, sure.

And you know what? I’ll bet in the near future some of our guys suffer “a most TRAGIC training accident..”

Ft. Marcey Park, MorroccoBomber-style...


17 posted on 11/08/2012 7:28:42 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Nachum

This nation is no longer worthy of these men. Their civilian leaders disrespect them, get them killed for no good cause, and punish them for political reasons.

Those men did not speak a speck of classified information not already released by Obama himself.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 7:28:42 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Usagi_yo

Article 32 is investigation, grand jury, if you will. Article 15 is Non-judicial punishment, Capt’n’s Mast, NJP, et al.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 7:37:30 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Nachum

Let me tell you how insane the govt is on security. Remember those classified State Dept docs that were disseminated over the internet? A few days later we got an order from USAF security people that it was illegal for USAF civil service employees to read those documents. So apparently civil service and military personnel were the only people in the world who didn’t read them. It ‘s kind of scary to realize that the people in charge of security are stark staring mad as well as clinically stupid.

I’ll bet that this supposed secret info these SEALs spposedly revealed are every bit as secret in reality as those State Dept docs


20 posted on 11/08/2012 7:37:57 PM PST by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: Usagi_yo

How do you know it was article 32?


21 posted on 11/08/2012 7:37:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

Medal of Honor: Warfighter


22 posted on 11/08/2012 7:53:40 PM PST by Tyrannis
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Truth be told, we would expect courts martial for disclosing Secret, let alone SCI information.

We don’t know the full nature of the charge or the truth of what happened.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 7:54:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Usagi_yo
The SEALs worked as paid consultants for Electronic Arts, the company that made "Medal of Honor Warfighter." They received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months. The SEALs do not face jail time.

It's just some NJP and pretty light.

24 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Truth be told, we would expect courts martial for disclosing Secret, let alone SCI information.

Yahoo is saying it is "classified," but nbc is saying it is not clear what if any information was released.......

These are the same people (yahoo et al) that don't know the difference between an AK47, M1 Garand, and a banana. It could be something like FOUO, or straight unclass manuals that can be purchased from Amazon. I wonder if it is silliness like making it look realistic in tactical formation/room clearing or how you would set your kit up etc.

The NBC story said it was to make an example to stop the high profile products being released. I wouldn't be surprised if it was NJP for an Article 92 (Failure to Obey an Order) which would be "Don't Talk About Fight Club."

If these guys truly revealed anything classified or of substance; I imagine they would go down a lot harder than this.

25 posted on 11/08/2012 8:29:19 PM PST by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: Nachum

and he expects them to protect his ass when he is on holiday ? Take a long beer break boys ....


26 posted on 11/08/2012 8:45:52 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nachum
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior defense official says seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information.

The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity...

Is this what's known as "irony?"

27 posted on 11/08/2012 8:51:19 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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