Army restrict troop voice

It looks like according to the most recent directive, all content within blogs and personal email by troops have to be authorized by a superior officer. Personally, I’m wondering if this is due to the fact that people would be grumbling about the fifteen month tours versus the old twelve months, and the fact that there’s been the whole political battle for funding the troops versus pulling them out that seems to reek of bipartisan finger pointing.
What’s frustrating with this, is that I personally would imagine that the superior officers have better things to do like thinking up tactics to stay alive out there and keep our boys safe, than to read blog/email content to make sure it’s “okay”.
Of course, you can see the other side of things. Careless conversation could lead to deaths if intelligence happened to be divulged. It just goes to show that the military needs to operate a certain way sometimes to maintain structure, and that while we stand for democracy, there is no freedoms allowed in the military that protects those freedoms. It’s not a bad thing, just how it is to maintain order.
Via Wired