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Ah, collective punishment…

how I miss it. The military has decided to cut off access to multiple "social" sites, like myspace, youtube, etc. as a means of preventing unwanted information getting leaked by soldiers.  The intention is understandable, and these targeted sites are probably the most likely places that a large number of soldiers could inadvertently (or not) reveal classified or sensitive information.  The opportunity for those leaks still exists, but the likelihood is decreased now.  Still, I can't help but remember my days as a young enlisted soldier when the screw ups of a few led to punishment of the many.  I can't argue the logic that these sites aren't mission essential and can lead to decreased bandwidth for more relevant traffic. It does add more to "the suck" of deployments, though.