We don't know what we think, we don't know what we know. All we have to go on, is what we say and what we show...
Yeah, those guys who command SEAL teams are just idiot middle managers.. dumb morons without the knowledge you have of how to manage a covert team.
Your arrogance is funny.
Bottom line, if command felt that they should not be divulging info, than none of us, and i mean NONE of us have the knowledge of the situation that would allow us to second guess them at all.
But hey,, take time from your morning coffee to tell us why they're so stupid again.
Part of the warrior ethos is looking out for your own. They threw these guys to the wolves over what? Proper fire commands? How to breach and clear a room? 9 line medevac commands? You can google all of that. I've played the game in question and have observed nothing of importance with relation to national security. Obviously, I know more about our tactics than some converted sheep farmer now terrorist cell leader, but I am by no means an expert. Rather than ruin the careers of these accomplished warriors, who are obviously better soldiers than any of us on here could ever hope to be, they should have handled it differently. (I will concede they are human and are capable of judgement errors - potentially in this case) Why call attention to this "breach", and I use that term loosely. If there is something in that game, I doubt very seriously that the Department of the Navy or SOCOM would have allowed it to be disseminated. Every time the media was present, in my case, we were grilled on what to and what not to say. All we did was ride around and interdict enemy freedom of movement. Nothing compared to what these guys do. I'm not condoning the SEALs actions, just the way in which punishment was handed out. The SEALs are more than an elite unit, they inspire our youth to enlist. They keep bad guys in hiding all over the world. Keep the punishment in house and out of the publics eyes.
I respect your opinion Bang, more than most on here. I just disagree with you on this point Sir.
Edited: I re-read the article and I completely missed the fact that they didn't get clearance first. I will place myself on the no new post list for a few days so that I don't overreact to subject matter I missed. Thank you Dan for pointing that out.
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"The two main complaints against the SEALs were that they did not seek the permission of their command to take part in the video project and that they showed the video designers some of their specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit, said a senior military official."
Why are these Seals even talking to video game makers? Especially without clearing it from command first. Sorry, but that seems to be a serious lack of judgement.
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I've read a few of Richard Marcinko's books:
He's the guy who named seal team 6 and was it first commander. He comments in the preface of each book how he skirts the powers that be with his books because of how close he gets to describing actual events. He's been doing this for a while.
But, you have to nip this thing in the butt. The point of doing something like this is to remind these guys that they are a clandestine group. They've gotten a lot of press the last year plus because of what they've accomplished, but at the end of the day, they need to realize that they hinder their ability to be great by doing what they've been doing.
You are right, this is a pee pee slap and not a harsh punishment, but it's also a wake up call to the rest of the members of the unit to quite ****ing around or it will get worse.
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Part of the this punishment is public humiliation. Seals can't like getting clowned by every news outlet on the planet.
People with TS-SCI's, which i'm assuming these guys have (had) are not suppose to talk about ANYTHING job related, it's my understanding these types of clearances are stripped for much lesser reasons.
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I suspect this is essentially a warning.
The powers that be don't like what direction this sort of thing is going and are telling those down the rank to knock it off before somebody goest to far.
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