Army Clamps Down on Soldiers’ Blogs

The Army is taking stronger steps to warn soldiers they will be punished if they reveal sensitive military information on Web sites or blogs. The army statement points out that rules were issued on April 19, 2005 requiring soldieres to consult with commanders before “publishing or posting information” in a public forum.”

Major General Ray M. Ceralde said “we are not looling to seek approval each time a blog entry is posted.” Instead, he claimed, they are simply asking soldiers to consult with commanders when they set up a blog so they can learn what is permissible material that can be posted. He also admitted unit commanders have the right to set up more restrictive requirements for blogs.
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