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    Military lacking Internet Paradigm

    Poke one eye out, his stereo vision just confuses him, and he asks more questions. Limited info is BEST...( white listing )

    Limited concept of effective Internet use, they fear the weapon; the Internet which our enemy so embraces.


    Big Crackdown in Store for Military Nets?

    By Noah Shachtman EmailJanuary 31, 2008 | 7:55:34 PM

    Banned_list_2 There may be proponents of soldier blogging in the top brass. But, unfortunately, they appear to be losing the argument. The info security absolutists are beating the sensible like a goat-skin conga. Federal Computer Week recently reported that the Pentagon was leaning towards white-listing -- " policy that would banish all traffic not proven to be purely official DOD business from its networks," -- as a way to shore up its computer security. (Never mind that such site blocks, arbitrary or poorly placed, keep people ignorant.) SOURCE:

    ( white listing )


    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held the confirmation hearing today, Wednesday, at 11:15a. CNN so far is the only one reporting on it, but to say they "reported" on it is a stretch.

    The man nominated to head public diplomacy at the State Department said Wednesday that al Qaeda is doing a better job than the Bush administration in winning friends over the Internet....

    "Our enemies are eating our lunch in terms of getting the word out in digital technology," said James Glassman....


    Top General: Let Soldiers Blog

    By Noah Shachtman EmailJanuary 31, 2008 | 3:21:00 PMCategories: Info War

    Caldwell A leading general and former top military spokesman in Iraq is pleading with the armed services to let troops blog and post to YouTube. Too bad the video site is banned on military nets, and Army rules squeeze military bloggers, hard. Greg Grant notes, politely, that Caldwell's "recommendation that appears to run counter to Pentagon policy."

    Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV
    became an internationally-recognized figure in 2006 and 2007 as the face of the American effort in Iraq. He commanded the 82nd Airborne Division before, and now heads the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth -- one of the Army's main intellectual centers. (Gen. David Petraeus held the job before taking over the Iraq war.)

    In a Small Wars Journal blog post, Caldwell says that, in a struggle where perception is often as important as bombs-and-bullets conflict, soldiers ought to be encouraged and equipped to wage that information war on their own. And that means "get[ting] onto blogs and [s]end[ing] their YouTube videos to their friends and family."


    Confused paradigm:

    Currently a solider blogger needs to get 4 or 5 approvals to post from battle field commanders.
    Our most powerful assets in the Info WAR, bound hand ad foot.

    An old handicap hunted man in a cave sets the Internet paradigm and "is eating our lunch in terms of getting the word out."

    Our military fears the technology our enemy fully embraces and is winning the hearts and minds, Prolonging and extending the GWOT.
    I wish al Qaeda would limit their troops on the Internet.

    While USA is limiting access to the Internet for the troops.

    Our Paradigm Intel indicates the Navy is 6 mo.s to a Year ahead of the other Services.
    The Navy is the first to recognize the power and weapon of the Internet for OSINT.
    OSINT will be the new I-pod for Intelligence.
    Navy seems to be on the right track. NNIC.

    Homeland Security has a close second to the Navy's OSINT operation.

    Other Services still don't know why they need OSINT nor have they seen the
    Internet OSINT paradigm, breath, depth, scope, range and always current.

    OSINT is the new force multiplier.
    The ENEMY is talking on the Internet, do you have your EARS on?

    Internet Anthropologist


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