Be aware of OPSEC issues
Letters to the Editor, June 15, 2012
Regarding the June 15 front-page article “US expands secret intel operations across Africa”: It seems like Stars and Stripes does not follow operational security (OPSEC). We are briefed over and over about OPSEC, yet your newspaper prints an article about what we are doing and were we are located. Yes, I understand that the enemy has many ways to get this information, but I’m not sure if we should just hand it to them.
This is not the first time Stars and Stripes has published such articles. Pretty much one article a week that violates OPSEC is found in the paper. Maps of locations are the norm found in your paper. I understand Stars and Stripes does not write the articles; however, by reproducing it, you are considered an accomplice.
I know that if we (servicemembers) ever released any of this information over Facebook or other means, we would be briefed again about OPSEC by our chain of command. I would appreciate if your editors would be more aware of what they reprint, especially if the title states “secret” intel operations.