Soldiers Blog No More

I found this article on Wired today, Army Squeezes Soldier Blogs, Maybe to Death. Assuming the reporting is accurate and true, they are no longer going to allow soldiers to post blogs, and quite possibly restrict e-mail. The idea behind it is, solders might release sensitive information. I can understand the theory behind the rule, but in all honesty, it’s bullshit. I’ve read a few soldier blogs and most of them involve solders talking about missing their families. And having been in the military myself, any worthwhile soldier has enough common sense not to post about sensitive information. I didn’t serve during a time of war, but when writing letters home My writings consisted of, “I miss you and can’t wait to see you.”


What this really has to do with is, many blogs these days also include postings questioning the validity of the war, and that’s really what they don’t want. Like many wars in the past, we fight for freedoms, yet restrict those freedoms from our own people.

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