The constant worry of soldiers leaking top-secret information onto the internet via blogs had forced the commanders to approve every blog entry that a soldier wrote before they could post it onto the world wide web. Fortunately for them it's called off, at least for now.
Just 3 days ago, a fact sheet had been released that said it wasn't going to be done, and that soldiers aren't going to be watched or monitored when they write to their online journals: "No way every blog post/update a solider makes on his or her blog needs to be monitored or first approved by an immediate supervisor and operations security officer."
The soldiers in question are instead going to be educated on what is and isn't appropriate to post online. The fact sheet states: "this regulation places trust in the solider, civilian employee, family member and contractor that they will use proper judgment to ensure operations security." The irony of this whole thing is that even if the soldiers were monitored for everything that they posted publicly, they could just as easily leak it to a contact via email who could then spread it willy-nilly online. No point in penalizing the honest guys; good move by the person(s) who wrote this fact sheet.