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Army STRATCOM tries and fails:

Information Operations Newsletter 
Compiled by: Mr. Xxxx Xxxxxx
US Army Strategic Command
G3 Plans, Operations, and Exercises
Information Operations Branch 
Table of Contents

 […long list of somewhat relevant IO-related news stories . . .]

Everyone wants to be TWI-3; no one wants to make the effort.

Guys, if your audience isn’t already aware of what you are compiling, they are not doing their jobs. Why should they wait for a week to get your recycled news when this magical technology called RSS (or a Google Alert) is available to provide it to them as it hits the street? If you must produce a “newsletter” then take the time to make it worthwhile: add some analysis.  Provide some value for crying out loud. Search for my name on the high-side, find the weekly reports and copy the format shamelessly (someone has to). Do it right or you’re just committing fraud.

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.