paracowboy said:Everyone else: maybe it's not a great idea to tell everyone in the world when they can expect to see certain groups of Candian soldiers leave certain areas at certain times, in order to travel to other areas for certain times. Just a thought. :
St. Micheal's Medical Team said:Its OPSEC pure and simple. You and your units travel plans should be held in the highest close hold. Nobody outside you and your immediate family should be told about your actual departure and arrival times. It pains me to hear about the news telling the world about another flight of soldiers departing or arriving from thier staging bases.
Our leadership and our PAfOs need to smarten up a bit.
because it's another opportunity to explain the importance of Security. Something that the CF is abominable at. If I just delete the thread, the same thing will appear elsewhere. Hopefully, by pointing out the error, at least one person will catch on.spud said:So why not blast this thread to smithereens and be done with it????
This entire site is full of OPSEC issues so why worry about it over "unclassified" news.
Just a friendly reminder that we need to be very careful in how we handle potentially sensitive information here. Unfortunately, we are visited from time to time by those who would wish to do harm to our forces, as they seek out information that may be useful to them.
In the past, DND has shut down websites to ensure sensitive information remains out of sight, and we have a responsibility here as well.
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