If you read "Doonesbury" you may have heard of Garry Trudeau's new project: a blog written by military personnel. Here's its goal:
Welcome to The Sandbox, our command-wide milblog, featuring comments, anecdotes, and observations from service members currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. This is GWOT-lit's forward position, offering those in-country a chance to share their experiences and reflections with the rest of us. The Sandbox's focus is not on policy and partisanship (go to our Blowback page for that), but on the unclassified details of deployment -- the everyday, the extraordinary, the wonderful, the messed-up, the absurd. The Sandbox is a clean, lightly-edited debriefing environment where all correspondence is read, and as much as possible is posted. And contributors may rest assured that all content, no matter how robust, is currently secured by the First Amendment.
What I've read so far is alternatively amusing and touching, mundane and startling. It occurs to me that if there'd been an Internet and blogging software when I was in the Navy in Japan I'd have been a lot less bored than I was.
Here's the site.Posted by Linkmeister at October 13, 2006 12:01 AM | TrackBack