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Milbloggers silenced?

GMontag (42283) writes | more than 7 years ago

Censorship 4

Not sure to me that this really counts as "censorship" at least to the extent of the examples given by Wired .

Not sure to me that this really counts as "censorship" at least to the extent of the examples given by Wired .

One soldier took down pictures of how well armor stood up to improvised bombs; a military spouse erased personal information from her site -- including "dates of deployment, photos of the family, the date their next child is expected, the date of the baby shower and where the family lives," said Army spokesman Gordon Van Fleet.

Let's see here . . . This guy actually thought that armor capabilities were just fine to broadcast to anybody? They weren't when I was a 'kid'. Same with effectiveness of our munitions.

They really thought that deployment dates were fine for any Joe-blow to publish rather than only being announced through official channels? When did that ignorance creep in as being okay?

As for all of that other info, it is usually bad to toss that all over the place and if the reasons are not obvious then I am not bright enough to begin explaining it here.

Perhaps if the military adopted the B. Hussein Obama method of information control the folks aw Wired would be a little happier?

Hat tip to reason online.

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disclosing classified info... (1)

capoccia (312092) | more than 7 years ago | (#18970449)

disclosing classified info is already illegal. these new restrictions are more about maintaining the military public relations machine. any negative information must be controlled. the military itself is under assault, and silence is the best defense.

Re:disclosing classified info... (1)

GMontag (42283) | more than 7 years ago | (#18970661)

disclosing classified info is already illegal. these new restrictions are more about maintaining the military public relations machine. any negative information must be controlled. the military itself is under assault, and silence is the best defense.
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Nonsense. Where were the examples of that in the article? Where is it outside of the article? Most of what they showed was real OPSEC sensitive info.

Re:disclosing classified info... (1)

capoccia (312092) | more than 7 years ago | (#18970987)

if every posting on any public forum (as in 2-1(2)g) must first be approved by the immediate supervisor and the OPSEC officer, there will be a silencing effect because of the bureaucracy. commanders could reasonably issue a blanket order prohibiting any public posting to prevent significant time being occupied with approving posts.

Re:disclosing classified info... (1)

GMontag (42283) | more than 7 years ago | (#18972091)

And to date most of the postings have been positive. However, soldiers have been disclosing information that should not be let out, like the right place to shoot body armor (was not in the article, but that really was posted), like what munitions vehicle armor can take (was in article), all sorts of things like that.

Perhaps after your jerking knee calms down you can see what the actual objective is. Perhaps not.
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