I have a lot of friends in the military. My oldest friend (we literally hung out as babies) is in the marines along with his brother and are both overseas, two of my friends from high school (who are also coincidentally brothers) are both in the middle east, and both of my roommates are in the army. The list is longer than that, but let’s move on.
Every time I’m on facebook I notice that one of their status’ will say something about what their unit is doing. Sometimes it will go as far as saying what their unit will be doing the next day or the next week. Is this okay? I know that everyone is entitled to their own personal page, but should they be so open about future military operations?
I feel like them sharing information, although it is unintentional, about how their unit is being run is a safety hazard for the entire unit. If anyone in the middle east knows how to hack a computer, they could potentially know where and when a platoon of soldiers will be at. Maybe I’m going overboard with this, but I think about it all the time.
Should the military monitor and/or restrict soldier’s social media pages? Should they be allowed to have them?