MILITARY E-MAIL CURBED

MILITARY E-MAIL CURBED The American military has haltingly started an uneven effort to monitor and restrict U.S. troops' e-mails.The New York Times reports that "the Air Force warned last week that it might limit or start blocking electronic messages because some people had sent home sensitive information, including digital images that might have compromised unit safety. The Navy has said that on submarines, it is monitoring all e-mail traffic. And the Army, while generally maintaining open access to e-mail, is restricting some Internet connections from certain bases."The question the paper doesn't ask is: why did it take so long for the services to start clamping down on such a potential security sieve?

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