• PENTAGON’S SECRET SERVICE TRAWLS SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MEAN TWEETS ABOUT GENERALS

    June 19, 2023
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    A document shows the Protective Services Battalion uses sophisticated surveillance tools that can pinpoint anyone’s location.

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    WHEN THE CHAIR of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley enters into his scheduled retirement later this year, one of the perks will include a personal security detail to protect him from threats — including “embarrassment.” 

    The U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion, the Pentagon’s little-known Secret Service equivalent, is tasked with safeguarding top military brass. The unit protects current as well as former high-ranking military officers from “assassination, kidnapping, injury or embarrassment,” according to Army records.

    Protective Services’s mandate has expanded to include monitoring social media for “direct, indirect, and veiled” threats and identifying “negative sentiment” regarding its wards, according to an Army procurement document dated September 1, 2022, and reviewed by The Intercept. The expansion of the Protective Services Battalion’s purview has not been previously reported...

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    Dave

    No need to worry about embarrassment…that happens daily through sheer incompetence.

    TruthSpeaker

    You're toast dude. They're already on the way to get you...

    NA Why

    Jesus. If our generals can't handle something as benign as criticism, God help us if we ever have to go to war.

    Scott McClellan

    Milley has been an embarrasment all along.

    James T Matters

    They should spend their time monitoring generals who make contact with our enemies to subvert a US President, or national policy.

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