Posts Tagged With: Paul Szoldra

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 »

Categories: Main, OEF 04, OIF 06-08.2, OIF 09-01 | Tags: , ,

12 May 2005: Battalion XO IED Attack

20050512 - DTyler - Bn XO IEDBattalion Executive Officer’s vehicle sustained an IED blast while on the Commodities Inspection Tour resulting in the destruction of one up-armored vehicle and no casualties.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 January to 30 June 2005 Read more »

Categories: H&S Company, Improvised Explosive Device, Kilo Company, Kunar Province, Photographs | Tags: , , , ,

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