Milblogs dismissed!

The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops’ online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it could mean the end of military blogs, observers say.

Read this item from WIRED and similar ones from Ars and C|Net. Previously from WNM: “Milblogs” going quiet. Also for background, Rise of the Milblogs from the Daily Standard.

Update: Army to Bloggers: We Won’t Bust You. Promise. from WIRED

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