Seven US Navy Seals have been punished for disclosing classified information to the designers of video game Medal of Honour: Warfighter.

The seven men, including one who was part of the team that killed Osama Bin Laden last year, received a letter of reprimand and had their pay docked for two months for revealing the sensitive information.

Games publisher Electronic Arts hired the men as consultants on the latest Medal of Honour, a war shooter where players follow a team of Navy Seals in their operations against al-Qaeda.

The main charges against the Seals were that they did not seek permission to become involved in the project, and that they showed the designers specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit.

US reports say that four other Navy Seals are also under investigation.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner