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Posted by lotp 2012-10-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6496 views ]  Top

me·a cul·pa [ mày ə kl p ]
1.expressing guilt or fault: used to express an admission of your own guilt
2.formal apology: a formal apology or acknowledgment of responsibility or guilt
Posted by Au Auric 2012-10-30 00:31||   2012-10-30 00:31|| Front Page Top

#2 So, avoiding the obvious risk of federal indightment...what was the content you thought germaine AA?
Posted by Skidmark 2012-10-30 01:38||   2012-10-30 01:38|| Front Page Top

#3 Probably an FM or TC or some such.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-10-30 03:50||   2012-10-30 03:50|| Front Page Top

#4 You meant well, Au Auric. And now we all know, thanks to lotp, so it was a good thing.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-30 06:49||   2012-10-30 06:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Once again, the need for a collateral level Rantburg surfaces.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-30 06:52||   2012-10-30 06:52|| Front Page Top

#6 What a teaser this is.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-30 07:22||   2012-10-30 07:22|| Front Page Top

#7 Now, if we had personages of equal integrity to quit over using the classification system to hide stuff rather than deal with it, this would be a better world for it.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-30 07:50||   2012-10-30 07:50|| Front Page Top

#8 No doubt P2K, but in the meanwhile, since I've worked with some of the dots which it truly would not be good to have connected, I take this seriously.

And .... let's not expose Fred to various complaints/charges, 'kay?
Posted by lotp 2012-10-30 09:06||   2012-10-30 09:06|| Front Page Top

#9 I have no problem with the Rant handling of the issue. It's the boys [and girls] on the other side who abuse the system. There are real penalties for those who compromise the system. There are no real penalties for those who abuse the system.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-30 09:16||   2012-10-30 09:16|| Front Page Top

#10 The document was a Field Manual (FM), outlining attack strategies employed in Afghanistan by the joint military operations against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The document is posted at an open website, which posts materials on military, security and intelligence.

I appreciate and accept the guidance of Rantburg's Editorial Staff and will not submit any material nor links to this type of material in the future.
Posted by Au Auric 2012-10-30 09:39||   2012-10-30 09:39|| Front Page Top

#11 Thank you for not posting FOUO or other material of that sort. Regardless of how out-in-the-open the material it is, folks with clearances have sworn to view such material only with a need to know. I'd imagine there are some folks here to whom that would apply.
Posted by JonC 2012-10-30 14:25||   2012-10-30 14:25|| Front Page Top

#12 Shouldn't someone contact webmaster@ said site and tell them they're leaking more than a NY subway?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-30 14:59||   2012-10-30 14:59|| Front Page Top

#13 You would be amazed at how easy it is to find classified material on the net. An indictment of how sloppy the Obama Regime's handling or such material?


On purpose, since Hussein and his admin leans in favor of America's enemies.
Posted by Chunky Hatrack8331 2012-10-30 15:00||   2012-10-30 15:00|| Front Page Top

#14 Marked FOUO to exempt it and the assembly of material that was used to build the composite (fotos, sitreps,...) from FIA, I expect.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-10-30 15:05||   2012-10-30 15:05|| Front Page Top

#15 If people continue to post classified or FOUO material, I shall be forced to avoid this site.

An UNCLASSIIFED//FOUO document or portion is unclassified; It may have personally identifiable information like social security numbers, or it may have info about personnel decisions. In any case, if it is classified correctly, it has information you don't need to see and would not want others to see about you. If it is classified incorrectly, it isn't your job to disseminate it incorrectly. And public disclosure of a classified document does not declassify it.
Posted by Eric Jablow  2012-10-30 19:42||   2012-10-30 19:42|| Front Page Top

#16 I support the editorial policy here, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking that the classification system is used wisely by our public servants. Read Senator Moynihan's book on the topic if you doubt me.

Also, read this article ( in the NY Times of all places, that describes how President Lincoln published the U.S. Government foreign correspondence during the Civil War.

Ofttimes the things we wish to keep secret are better off shared.
Posted by rammer 2012-10-30 20:34||   2012-10-30 20:34|| Front Page Top

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