Defense Department to Block Access to Popular Web Sites

A high-ranking Army Official said the Defense Department will begin blocking access worldwide to UTtube, MySpace and eleven other popular websites.

According to the memo sent out on May11, 2007, such recreational traffic impacts the official Defense Department network and bandwidth ability, while posing a significant operational security challenge.

Members of the military can still access the sites on their own computers and networks, but Defense Department computers and networks are the only ones available to many troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.