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Gaza and the tactical military use of social media

November 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the past week, we've been tracking closely how Israel and Hamas are bringing the conduct of war into the Internet age. The latest example comes from this advisory, whipped up by an apparent civilian named Evyatar Tabib. The image urges Israelis not to tweet about the location of Gazan ...

Military strikes go viral: Israel is live-Tweeting its own offensive into Gaza

November 15, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Persian Gulf War marked a major change in the way Americans experienced combat from their living rooms. It was the first time civilians got to see explosions going off under computerized crosshairs, in grainy black-and-white -- a development that led people to marvel at war's growing resemblance to video ...

Meet the leading contender to replace David Petraeus at the CIA

November 14, 2012 Even as the drama over David Petraeus continues, the CIA still has agents and operations to run all over the world. Somebody has to keep the lights on. That person is Michael Morell, the CIA's deputy director reportedly at the top of President Obama's shortlist to replace Petraeus permanently. In ...