US Army Blocks Guardian Website


the-guardianThe U.S. Army is blocking access to the website of The Guardian after the newspaper broke stories about NSA spying programs revealed by leaks from former contractor Edward Snowden.

The spokesman for NETCOM, the army’s network, said the Defense Department was conducting “network hygiene” to prevent “some access to press coverage and online content about the NSA leaks.”

The story was originally reported by the Monterey, California, Herald, which revealed The Guardian had been blocked at the army’s local base and top language school. Looks like army employees will be reading The Guardian on their smartphones for now. Read more at The Herald.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. #1: There is no free speech in the military. The Guardian is being blocked from .mil sites, not private or commercial sites.

    The blocking is designed to prevent military personnel from inadvertenetly acknowledging classified information in public.