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>Why Social Media Matters

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> This exchange between an Army spouse (Identified as “Q”) and President George W. Bush during a town hall meeting in West Virginia in March of 2006 will always stick in my mind.  Let’s see if you can catch the … Continue reading

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>Don’t be too quick to blame Facebook

>Noah Shachtman posted an article at Wired.com’s Danger Room implying that word of an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper’s death was leaked via Facebook. [I]n the military community, there’s an interesting twist on the Facebook-as-privacy-sieve debate. Turns out the names of … Continue reading

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>Ooo-rah! Marines OK Web 2.0

>Wired.com’s Nathan Hodge reports that the US Marine Corps has now opened its networks up to Web 2.0 sites such as Twitter and Facebook. About damned time. Seriously, I couldn’t even find a Toys for Tots page on Twitter or … Continue reading

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>"Stolen Valor" is fraud, period

>I read an article yesterday in USA Today (H/T Tim Haggerty) questioning the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act. Signed into law by President Bush in 2005, this act prohibits the wear of certain military decorations, and is named for … Continue reading

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>Cheer up, Hugo…

>The official Kings of War Twitter feed had a great link today regarding Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ recent crackdown on Twitter and Facebook. Much like last year’s elections in Iran, social networking sites are suspected of being used to organize … Continue reading

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>Military Leadership in the Information Age

>In the past two months, the milblogosphere has been abuzz over the sackings of several military commanders, such as Captain William Reavey, the former commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola; Lt. Col. Frank Jenio, the former commander of the 2nd … Continue reading

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>A Touching Tribute

>You may remember the crash of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Germany earlier this month, which killed all three crew members. Although I did not know any of the occupants personally, I thought that this online tribute to one … Continue reading

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>Small Wars Journal Journal

> (Adam Elkus also tipped me off to this one) I’m kind of a relative newcomer to the Small Wars Journal empire, so I’ve always kind of wondered what the difference between the Small Wars Journal Blog and the Small … Continue reading

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>SWJ vs. Stand-to

> Dave Dilegge and Bill Nagle are the creators and operators of Small Wars Journal. For the uninitiated, “SWJ”, as its followers call it, is the the premiere website for counterinsurgency theory, and is hands-down the best defense-related journal/blog around. … Continue reading

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>Somebody does it better…

> (Because Charlie Simpson already took the title “If Kafka Designed IT Systems”) I was reminded of some amusing anecdotes about military IT systems as I fired up my Army Knowledge Online (AKO) e-mail and realized, once again, that I … Continue reading

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