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Pentagon's Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
"Social media is another component of unconventional strategies, and the security environment in general, that is playing a central role in recruiting individuals to causes," Army Gen. Joseph L.Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said in prepared testimony to the House Armed Services Committee in recent days.
As such, he added, "We must therefore develop our ability to interact with key influencers through this medium, or else risk blinding ourselves to this important conduit of information and influence in unfolding crises."
Whether in the blogs we browse, the broadcasts we watch, or the specialized journals we read,
there is an endless supply of information that contributes to our understanding of the world.