December 16, 2009

A World Without Milblogs

On Wednesday 16 December, readers will have the chance to imagine a world without milblogs, and to do something about it. Those participating are urging their readers to contact their elected representatives in Congress, and to let their opinions be known to them and to other leaders in Washington.

Some milblogs will remain silent for several days; some just for the day. All have agreed to keep the post about the silence and C.J. at the top of their blogs until Friday 18 December.

Read the rest.

Posted by Kate at December 16, 2009 2:37 PM

I guess nobody cares, the truth is the first victim of tyranny.

Posted by: Rose at December 16, 2009 6:29 PM

"Milblogs have been a vital link in getting accurate news and information about the military, and military operations, to the public. They have provided vital context and analysis on issues critical to operations and to the informed electorate critical to the Republic."

Excuse my naivetee but the military is the MILITARY wiTH all the "discipine" issues surrounding that organization. Can someone explain to me what military rank-and-file people are doing "getting accurate news and information about the military and MILITARY OPERATIONS, to the public"?

That is NOT their job. If whose ever job it is to do that is not doing it properly then those are the ones to be called up on the carpet.

Sorry - I am fervent about freedom of speech and expression but you GIVE THAT UP FOR THE TIME YOU ARE IN THE MILITARY. END OF STORY!

Posted by: a different bob at December 16, 2009 7:18 PM

This was posted at 2:37pm with only 2 comments so far. Probably a good indication as to the concern being shown by the public in general.

Posted by: a different bob at December 16, 2009 7:26 PM

I read Blackfive and a few others. I have not seen anything in there that would be considered operationally sensitive. They are soldiers talking to soldiers.Needing to vent sometimes, but all good .

Posted by: goodomens at December 16, 2009 8:30 PM

They can send each other e-mails and leave blogging to civilians. Military folks do not blog about military matters - period.

Posted by: a different bob at December 16, 2009 10:39 PM