I’ve written about the problem with the growing amount of dick measuring in military and veteran circles before. But the drama never quite seems to stop, and at every turn it seems to get more out of control.

On February 17, we shared a link to an article by Spencer Walker and Daniel Racca at Warfighter News, concerning the history of Eddie Ray Routh, the accused killer of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. We didn’t share the entire article, instead putting the first few paragraphs up and then directing to Warfighter News. Both Spencer and Daniel were credited with the work, as was appropriate.

The reaction has been…disturbing.

Two of the Warfighter Foundation’s board members, one a SEAL widow, the other the daughter of a SEAL, resigned over it.  One even said she would rather be connected with an article put out by ISIS than with SOFREP.

It didn’t stop there.  The two former board members have allegedly embarked on a smear campaign aimed at the Warfighter Foundation.  They have endeavored to instigate disputes between the Warfighter Foundation’s personnel and other veterans.  They have apparently attempted to paint the Foundation as somehow illegitimate, simply because of a passing association with this website. Some of what was allegedly said also creates a clear legal liability and concern for any persons making false and slanderous statements on social media sites about the Warfighter Foundation.

We’ve confirmed that at least one of the former board members regularly receives monies from a number of Special Operations charities.

The people participating in this smear campaign are, in our opinion, allowing over-inflated egos and jealously of SOFREP to lead them to attempt to smear fellow veterans at the Warfighter Foundation. This kind of behavior isn’t rational, it isn’t professional, and it sure as hell shouldn’t be considered acceptable.

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”-Winston Churchill