OPSEC

OPSEC

OPSEC is the military acronym for OPerational SECurity, which entails the processes and practices designed to limit, if not eliminate, leakage of information that may aid adversaries. Wikipedia offers a comprehensive explanation. Why am I mentioning this? Well, OPSEC basically limits what information I can share through this blog and photo gallery. This website is viewable by anyone, including individuals or organizations who desire to gather data in an effort to further their agendas – particularly those involving violence against the men and women conducting the mission here in Afghanistan.

OPSEC can be compromised in many ways – a casual conversation between coworkers in a public setting, photos posted to the internet without discretion, careless use of social media, or even blog entries posted by an innocent English teacher. You get the point. So, while I’d love to reveal every detail of this experience through images and text, my hands are significantly tied. But fret not. There will be plenty to share despite these limitations.

Now where did I put those plans for that fully-operational battle station? Hope I didn’t post them to the gallery…

3 Comments

  1. As you are probably aware – your security and well being is the number 1 concern and desire for all your friends back home!

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  2. Keeping it real.

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  3. But is it a fully armed AND operational battle station?

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