Bin Laden operative reportedly consulted on MoH: Warfighter

A <i>Los Angeles Times</i> report claims former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette worked closely with Danger Close to consult on upcoming EA-published shooter.


Medal of Honor: Warfighter

A U.S. Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 reportedly worked with EA as a consultant on the upcoming shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

According to a Los Angeles Times report, Matt Bissonnette (whose identity was a secret until he was identified in media reports last week) worked closely with Danger Close Games on certain aspects of MoH: Warfighter. The newspaper cites "a person close to the matter" as a source for the information regarding Bissonnette.

A Nave SEAL who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden reportedly consulted on MoH: Warfighter.
A Nave SEAL who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden reportedly consulted on MoH: Warfighter.

After retiring from the Navy last year, Bissonnette reportedly wrote a book about the Bin Laden raid titled "No Easy Day". The book is due to be released this week by Penguin under the pseudonym "Mark Owen".

However, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling for Bissonnette to be punished for potentially putting future U.S. military operations at risk.

"I think when someone who signs an obligation that he will not reveal the secrets of this kind of operation, and then does that and doesn't abide by the rules, that when he reveals that kind of information, it does indeed jeopardize operations and the lives of others that are involved in those operations," Panetta said during a CBS interview this week.

Panetta said officials are currently reviewing Bissonnette's book to see if it reveals any classified information.

Yesterday, EA revealed MoH: Warfigther would include a DLC multiplayer map pack based on locations from the upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden and his subsequent death.

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