Hack the Army, Brag About it, Get Raided
You know enough about the situation to say that anyone who has 'walked' into the army's network was in wrong? I'm sure others have done the same, yet with no media exposure. If you think you can define the governments actions in a 'black-and-white' statement, from the information contained within a press report, then you must have your eyes closed.
So perhaps the question comes down to, If you step into a government network, and you don't call CNN, but quitely report it, will you get in trouble? are your wrong?
The bottom line is nothing is black and white unless you can take all the data (past cases) and throw it in one of two piles. You don't have all the data...do you?