Coalition soldiers in Afghanistan have started posting combat videos on YouTube, where the IDF posts videos of captured Hizbollah bunkers. Even the enemy gets to post too. So – just like that – AP, Reuters and AFP have lost their monopoly, and our enemies their propaganda arm.
London’s Sunday Telegraph explains how Brit soldiers improvise helmet-mounted digital cameras, and give a couple of examples:
Under a clear blue Afghan sky an enemy position comes into focus. Ulster accents are heard as one soldier asks another the whereabouts of the RAF. Suddenly, there is a roar of aircraft engines, the briefest glimpse of a bomb, and the scene explodes.
This clip tells more about the quality of Brit close air support than the proverbial thousand words.
Try browsing YouTube under News and Blogs – there’s even a funky post from the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry!