Taliban inclusion nearly nixed US army support for Medal of Honor

Taliban name dropped from multiplayer

The US Army has expressed a their disappointment with EA over the inclusion of the Taliban in the new Medal of Honor game.

Kenneth Hawes, director of the US Army's Western Region Public Affairs Office told Kotaku that they hadn't been shown the multiplayer elements of the game and the Taliban's inclusion nearly caused them to withdraw their support for the game.

Hawes said that withdrawing support was considered but in the end he added: "We never did send a formal letter to Electronic Arts pulling support, that would have been a meaningless document."

EA stated today that they would be renaming the US Army's opponents in the multiplayer to Opposing Force and duly dropping the Taliban name from the mode completely.

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