Your IraqSlogger editors are stunned that the Pentagon has released to the entire world and posted on the Web the U.S. military's new 282-page counterinsurgency war-fighting manual.
This is the first post-9/11 "war on terror"-era U.S. military counterinsurgency manual - the long-awaited doctrine meant in part to help turn the tide for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The counterinsurgency field manual's cover reads in part, "Distribution Restriction: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is unlimited."
Now you and everyone, including Al Qaeda terrorists and insurgents, can read the entire 282-page manual.
It's posted on multiple military Web sites.
Am I the only one who remembers during the first Gulf War, when it became patently obvious that the televised press conferences announcing troop manouvres were also being viewed by Iraqi military? What a shock, they got CNN too. Is the DoD under the impression that the US is the only country with internet access? Guys, it's called the WORLD WIDE web.