Monday, October 30, 2006

All the news that's not fit to print

Some of the talk behind the scenes in military blogger circles is the "crack down" by the powers-that-be on military blogging in general. While we've all known for a while that some people were watching us, this article tells us who.

We all want to do the right thing and not publish information that will help the enemy, so it's hard to resent such scrutiny, but at the same time, some of the threats for misdeeds (of which I'm guilty of a few necessary after-the-fact deletions) are pretty severe, so we really have to watch ourselves.

Ironically, the Navy submarine force has been nicknamed the "silent service" because we were so tight-lipped about what we did on our missions. I find some of the Army restrictions even more "silent". But necessarily, my comments are tending toward the more mundane aspects of life here. War stories of the more interesting aspects of life here will have to wait until I come home.

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