OPSEC Regs = PR Trainwreck
It’s as if the new OPSEC regulations I wrote about yesterday weren’t bad enough. Got all the bloggers mad.
Now the army needed to go out and piss off the media.
Why worry about the media? Because they are a threat! What, you don’t believe sweet, lil ‘ol’ me?
Below is an image from page 5 of a wonderful little Army presentation found by Steven Aftergood at the Federation of American Scientists. Steve describes the new regulations this way.
The terms of the Army regulation are so expansive as to create innumerable new opportunities for violations and infractions. Just this week, for example, the Army’s own 1st Information Operations Command ironically posted a briefing on “OPSEC in the Blogosphere” (pdf) marked For Official Use Only.
See that pesky box lower, right? Under Non-Traditional Threat/Domestic…yeah, there under Drug Cartels?
Oh! This is so going to tank. Bloggers are one thing but get the media riled up. Snigger.
(Hat Tip: Noah Shachtman /Danger Room – who has so earned a bonus this month)