Thursday, May 03, 2007

The end of military bloggers?

Looks like I'll have some more work to do!
The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal
e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer,
Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest
restriction on troops' online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it
could mean the end of military blogs, observers say.

Operational security?

Covering one's ass?

Making sure that the realities of war never make it out of Iraq, or are at least delayed?

I think this is a true sign that things in Iraq are not as good as one would hope, after more than 4 years of fighting. It's another attempt to control the message and ensure that pro-war, neo con, talking points continue to dominate mainstream media.

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