US troops have finally gained access to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, with a new policy passed by the Pentagon on Friday last week.

US troops have finally gained access to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, with a new policy passed by the Pentagon on Friday last week.  Announced with a Twitter update from Price Floyd – (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs); the memo acknowledged ‘Internet-based Capabilities’ (YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc.) play an integral role within the Department of Defence.  Previously US military had been hesitant with the public nature of social media, but it appears top leaders have come around to online dealings, with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff acquiring a Twitter account in April last year.

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