Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Military monitors blogs

No, it's not some government plot to take away your First Amendment rights, they're only monitoring milbloggers, to make sure that bloggers aren't giving out info that would help the enemy. Here's a story about it-

Army Monitors Soldiers' Blogs

A Virginia-based operation, the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell, monitors official and unofficial blogs and other Web sites for anything that may compromise security. The team scans for official documents, personal contact information and pictures of weapons or entrances to camps.

In some cases, that information can be detrimental, said Lt. Col. Stephen Warnock, team leader and battalion commander of a Manassas-based Virginia National Guard unit working on the operation.

In one incident, a blogger was describing his duties as a guard, providing pictures of his post and discussing how to exploit its vulnerabilities. Other Soldiers posted photos of an Army weapons system that was damaged by enemy attack, and another showed personal information that could have endangered his family.

"We are a nation at war," Warnock said by e-mail. "The less the enemy knows, the better it is for our Soldiers."

I have no problem with this whatsoever. I wish their guidlelines were a little more specific, but I understand why they can't be. The Army polices it's own, and that's as it should be.

Now, I just wish there was something that could be done about the New York Times.

WHY are they so bent on 'leaking' secrets that only hurt our efforts in the Middle East? Don't answer that...I KNOW the reason, I just wish they would see past their blind hatred of all things Bush and just do their damn jobs.

Really, is it too much to ask that a newspaper NOT commit treason on it's front page...repeatedly?!?

Wait, don't answer that either...we know the answer there as well.



At November 02, 2006 10:38 PM, Anonymous Mike@CopTheTruth said...

yes, that's too much to ask of the MSM. Great idea, though!


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