A piece from NBC which would be nothing we haven’t heard about already, if it where not from Tom Brokaw. Whether this is web site exclusive or was read on the news we don’t know.
Dispatches from the front line are an enduring part of warfare, but they have never been more immediate than today, in the age of the Internet.
“It’s changed the connectivity. You can find out pretty much immediately what’s going on from the front if a soldier picks up a keyboard,” says Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Web site Optruth.org. “These soldiers go back to their bases at the end of the night and basically create a diary saying, ‘This is what it was like for me today.’”