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April 19, 2006

The Enemy is Reading.

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Heh. Someone else has (openly) discovered the blogs. Worldwide. The CIA.

"A lot of blogs now have become very big on the Internet, and we're getting a lot of rich information on blogs that are telling us a lot about social perspectives and everything from what the general feeling is to ... people putting information on there that doesn't exist anywhere else," Mr. Naquin told The Washington Times.

It's not just our side, you can rest assured.

Any of you who have been reading this blog from it's earliest days will have noticed the change over time where, in many respects, it grew less informative (and lost a segment of readership) over time, as my awareness of the OPSEC issues as well as changes in my job tasks caused me to rethink the underlying premise I operated from. There's a lot more to it than that - but lemme tell ya, it's frustrating sometimes!

"I can't get into detail of what, but I'll just say the amount of open source reporting that goes into the president's daily brief has gone up rather significantly," Mr. Jardines said. "There has been a real interest at the highest levels of our government, and we've been able to consistently deliver products that are on par with the rest of the intelligence community."

I don't mind being someone that foreign intel services read to gain insight into attitudes and fortitude.

But I don't want to be someone who makes that puppy unhappy. We milbloggers who have insider access, so to speak, need to keep that in mind. For you deployed guys - save it for your postwar books...

The whole story is here. H/t, Tammy.

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