I have said before that I think the term “crackdown” is an unfair descriptor of the activities of the Virginia National Guard unit that is monitoring blog conversation among Soldiers for potential OPSEC violations.
Some have responded to this “crackdown” by shuttering their blogs.
I will promise this much: If I am asked to change or remove an article due to an OPSEC violation, I will. However, I will not be silenced, and I most certainly will not voluntarily shut down my blog. Our story must be told, and it must be told in a manner commensurate with the sacrifices we make daily.
I think that is the response that the DoD was looking for.