Press Reveals Location Of Seals Unit That Killed Bin Laden – Responsible Journalism?

Posted on May 4, 2011

If we are at war, then there needs to be a more responsible approach on the part of journalists on what information they release.  One website has come as close to providing the names and addresses of the Seals who took out Bin Laden as anyone.  The following was published at a Virginia website:

 Even though it’s still commonly referred to as SEAL Team 6, it is now formally known as Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DEVGRU for short. It is based at Oceana Naval Air Station’s Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach.

In addition to conducting anti-terrorism operations, DEVGRU also develops new war fighting tactics and tests special-warfare technology.

The following is a comment in relation to the above:

Submitted by sevaprof on Tue, 05/03/2011 at 11:43 pm.

I understand that the media has to release the information provided to it by the Pentagaon, White House, and congressional staffers, but for God’s sake why are you publishing the team name (which was long ago team six and not so long ago DevGru and is now something different) for people to access from anywhere at any time and from any place? Do you not think that makes our local schools a target (the former Soviet republic that suffered the elementary school massacre from radical muslims), or Lynnhaven or Pembroke Mall a target? I completely understand the desire to hug and congratulate these people, but can’t you, for the sake of their families, hold on to that and bury it for the sake of their safety and the safety of their families….and of us, []

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