Medal of Honor recipient settles lawsuit with BAE

Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the latest recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, settled a lawsuit Friday with defense contractor BAE, according to The Wall Street Journal. The settlement comes two days after McClatchy newspapers challenged the heroic narrative that won Meyer the medal, calling its details "untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated." The lawsuit appeared unrelated. Meyer, a BAE employee, conflicted with a superior over the company's "proposal to sell weapons scopes to Pakistan," according to The Wall Street Journal.

In the end, BAE did not make the sale.

"I am gratified to learn that BAE Systems-OASYS did not ultimately sell and does not intend to sell advanced thermal scopes to Pakistan," Meyer said.

Meyer said he and the firm settled their differences "amicably," though he spoke only through his lawyer and declined to comment to The Wall Street Journal.

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