Navy SEALs families in danger from leaks?

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  1. Reba

    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    Too many loose lips blabbing about the mission is a dangerous thing. :(

    Navy SEALs Want to Protect Their Identity Following UBL Kill - FoxNews.com
     
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    Sad but I'm sure someone will make sure that it gets leaked out. :(

    Keep Biden away!
     
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    Not this shit again. Obsession, obsession, obsession.
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    I was surprised that they let out so much information, right from the beginning. I hope they find out who the leak is and plug it.
     
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    And quick, too!
     
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    By locking the thread pronto? :|
     
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    You know the types, unauthorized to speak on condition of anonymity, they are either going to keep a low profile & relocate, or change identities altogether. BTW, about lawyers questioning the legality of the operation: WRONG! What bin laden did was illegal the world over, why didn't they go afterhim? Absent minded greedy idiots!
     
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    sallylou Potterhead and Janeite Premium Member

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    I've never heard of protecting the identity of soldiers. It's not like they're undercover. Besides, it sends the message that the soldiers are afraid and that's giving power over to someone else.
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    That's the problem; civilians have no concept of military security.

    Yes, SEAL teams are working undercover.

    SEALs are not soldiers; they are sailors.

    SEALs aren't afraid for themselves; they're afraid for their loved ones.

    Yes, the family members of SEALs and other special ops teams are targeted. Sometimes it's just harassing phone calls, threatening emails, and vandalism.

    The military is not supposed to confirm or deny any mission related information.

    Once the sub pulls out, the wives of submarine crews don't know where their husbands are, or far how long they'll be gone. They don't know what they do while they're gone.

    Breaches of security are very serious offenses in the military.
     
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    What are you think about this article?
    Conservative group sues over bin Laden death photos - CNN.com

    I'm against to release the picture of Bin Laden who died in compound and don't want to see either.
     
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    I'm with you. I am against releasing the pictures. It just isn't necessary. It just feeds into some sick need to see the gore. We have DNA evidence that confirms his death. Release of pictures are not needed, and to demand that which has already been denied is nothing more than an attempt of a Conservative group to fill an anti-Obama administration agenda.
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    Who? Defense Secretary Gates?
     
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    jillio New Member

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    Uh, no.
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    He's the one who brought up the security problem.
     
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    sallylou Potterhead and Janeite Premium Member

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    If they're supposed to be undercover, how is the media finding out their identities? Publicity pictures of them shouldn't even exist.

    I do think that being afraid of terrorists gives them power that they shouldn't have. There's a always a risk. The power that we do have is how to react to the threat.
     
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    Why against photos? I need to see it to prove me wrong. I still doesn't believe he is dead. Sorry but it is truth.
     
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    I concur wholeheartedly. SEALs and others who do clandestine work must keep their identities protected. For example, they have duplicate personnel files - one as a Sailor and the other as a SEAL. Those special files are kept locked up differently to keep prying eyes out. Awards and medals for specific operations are never published and even the write-up citation is "missing" the details.

    Today, it is even harder to keep photos from surfacing because of phone cameras and the like on ships. They are totally banned from submarines and high-security installations.

    One tour of active duty I was on, I carried classified data in an unmarked briefcase that never left my side and wore "civilian clothing" while traveling overseas. Changed into my uniform after arriving on bases. :cool2:

    Other countries like Russia, China, North Korea would love to get any bit of intelligence. Kidnappings do still happen. We are already concerned as to the whereabouts of the helo tail that was taken by Pakistan.
     
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    And?
     
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    DNA proves it Joey. There is no need to release graphic photos of a man with his head blown off. You probably wouldn't even be able to tell it was him in the photos.
     
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