Posts Tagged With: Michael Burke

The Few, The Proud, The Bloggers

Source: Terminal Lance, 29 January 2010

For the Marine Corps, the Global War on Terror coincided with the rise of social media, also known as Web 2.0.  While many senior military leaders saw this as a threat — the rapid spread of the Abu Ghraib pictures, the puppy tossing incident, and the Scout Sniper urination videos, seemed to confirm their worst fears — it also gave Marines a soapbox that they wouldn’t have had even a decade ago.  The Marine Corps maintained a formal ban on social media until late 2009, calling it “a larger attack and exploitation window, [which] exposes unnecessary information to adversaries and provides an easy conduit for information leakage,” but saw that ban overturned by the DOD in early 2010. Read more »

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18 – 19 October 2009: Incident in Mumbai, India

Source: The Hindu

Source: The Hindu

A chartered aircraft carrying Marines from Headquarters & Service Company and battalion augments from III Marine Expeditionary Force was forced to land in Mumbai, India, due to bureaucratic issues.  The plane was held on the runway for over 24 hours.  — Source: Michael Burke, Justin Palmer

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