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    Watching the meticulously detailed events, locations, and most importantly future plans of the Afghan offensive today, I feel like the media is letting us know too much; or at least, letting salient information be widely known. The kind of information being relayed to the public could easily be used against the allied forces; maybe they should tone it down a little?
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    Okay, I'm gonna hazard a guess that BBC news isn't giving away information which would help the Taliban kill our troops.

    Just a thought.
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    what an idiot you are
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    I don't know, there was one report (albeit in a different context) which gave explicit details on why Mutallab's explosive device failed to explode. I'm not saying that the BBC is looking to do damage, just that they're not exactly helping by being so porous with salient information.
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    The military obviously doesn't mind, they allow journalists to be embedded in with troops. At the end of the day if they thought the media was giving too much away they'd censor them and there are provisions within the law that'd allow them to do this.
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    This isn't information that they've found out themselves through investigative reporting; they've been given it by the Armed Forces. If it is counterproductive, it's certainly not the BBC's fault that the information is out there.
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    I thought that part of the plan was to supply lots of information so that the Taliban forces melted away as our troops advanced into the Central Helmand area? They want to hold on to the territory, and it seems to be working from the latest report that I read. The main problem is IED's but I think they've prepared for that (obviously).
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    supressing information is the worst thing that you can do, if you give that kinda of censorship power to the military, what could they do?

    ps, if the Taliban or whoever wanted to know, they'd know
 
 
 
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