Fire in the Hole!

Last week, seven Seals of the US Navy, of whom one was partially involved in the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, have stepped on an anti-personnel mine as they leaked military secrets to a videogame developer. The thing blew up as soon as the case was disclosed to CBS News.

Wrongful Whistleblower or Stuffy Supervisor?

This is yet another security scandal that unsettles the most powerful military in the world. Just like the whistleblower Private First Class Bradley Manning, these sailors found themselves in an ethical dilemma only that they were offered money as consultants by the videogame developer Electronic Arts instead of psychological and emotional relief. The studio is known for its realism in war games which it can only achieve by cooperating with US military staff. In the last years, such working relationships have been formed frequently. Only for their latest game, they have…

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