The Army Corrects Course

Yesterday, I noted an Army website that linked to a patently political attack on Sen. Barack Obama. At some point yesterday, the Army's public affairs office removed the link from its page, so it's not there anymore. (I pulled a screenshot of the page earlier in the week, in case you want to compare.) Kudos to the Army for its quick course correction here.

Also, I should note that both the Stand To and the Early Bird daily digests do regularly link to articles and blogs that are critical of the military, including World Politics Review, NPR and others. And when they do so, they typically take the headline verbatim, whether or not such headline is consistent with the Army's values and message.

By Phillip Carter |  June 13, 2008; 8:53 AM ET  | Category:  Army
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Great job, Phil.
A "thanks" to the Army for correcting their mistake.

A "big thanks" to you for noting that Stand-To and Early Bird regularly link to articles and blogs of varying view points.

And a "very deep thank you" for all the hate mail, death threats, and wishes of death for my son (recently redeployed from Iraq) that you sent my way with your article.
Good to know a battle buddy's got my back.

Posted by: Mr.Hooah! | June 14, 2008 8:27 AM

Major General Anthony A. Cucolo III, Chief of Public Affairs, US Army, responded as reported here http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/6/16/175313/140/59/536927.

Posted by: Shaun Appleby | June 16, 2008 7:42 PM

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